Monterotondo is a medium-sized town in the Rome Province, Lazio, and is situated 27km north-east of the capital. The commune offers a rural base from which to explore the region, with countryside views and outdoor activities to be enjoyed, but is conveniently located just 30 minutes away from big city attractions. For those that want both a peaceful, rejuvenating holiday, but also want to incorporate a cultural, fun-filled break to the capital, Monterodondo represents the perfect compromise.
Holiday rental accommodation in Monterotondo offers visitors the best of both worlds: A scenic countryside base where they can relax, take in the views, walk, hike, cycle and explore, but also a conveniently located town that has all of the attractions of Italy’s capital literally on their doorstep.
The area around the town is extremely rural and perfect for those who want to detach themselves from the rat race and unwind. A great place to do this is the nearby Marcigliana Nature Reserve, which has several kilometres of nature trails, walks and hikes hidden amongst its hills and dense woodland. The area is also a working farm, with cows and sheep often found wandering around – also meaning the local produce can be sampled and purchased.
Montretondo is one of several small towns and villages just to the north of Rome which make for great exploring. Another place worthy of a visit is the historical Latin town of Mentana, which has an interesting archaeological museum housed in its town castle – which itself dates back to the 11th Century.
Monterotondo is just 27km from Rome, and easily reached by train, as the nearest underground station is just a short journey away and will take you straight into the heart of the historic capital. There is much to see and do in Rome, and even visiting just some of the buildings and piazzas which the city is famous for could fill a week, let alone enjoying the many shops, restaurants, cafes and bars that make Rome so popular and cosmopolitan.
Long, hot summer characterise the local climate, meaning Monterotondo receives temperatures above 30C on regular days from June to September. Spring and autumn are also good times to travel if planning to visit Rome during your stay, as tourist numbers drop considerably out of peak season. Winter visitors can still expect average temperatures of above 10C.
Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport (FCO) is the largest in the country and receives direct flights from around the UK through airlines such as British Airways and easyJet. It is however on the opposite side of Rome, so an alternative is to fly to Rome Ciampino (CIA), with Ryanair and easyJet both flying to this destination. Bargain flights are they for the taking, so shop around.