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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Grottaferrata, Italy your home away from home

Grottaferrata is a small town on the lower slopes of the Alban Hills of Lazio, 21km south-east of the centre of Rome. Along with several other towns and villages, Grottaferrata makes up the Castelli Romani – a group of comunes known for their beautiful rural locations near the lakes of Nemi and Albano. Grottaferrata is revered for its 11th century abbey, excellent restaurants and high-quality accommodation.

Things to do in Grottaferrata, Italy

A Grottaferrata villa is a great choice of base for exploring both the rural and urban parts of the Rome province, and can help you to successfully combine activities and relaxation periods of your holiday. The town has a number of sites of historical interest, with the main one being the Abbey of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata - parts of which date back to the 11th century. The abbey displays a high standard of architecture and is notable for its library of over 50,000 ancient volumes.

The Castelli Romani is well-known for its cuisine, and Grottaferrata has a number of restaurants where you can sample the local fare. Traditional specialities include thin and crusty pizzas, roasted pork and variations on that old Italian favourite – spaghetti. This can all be washed down with a glass of two of the excellent local wine. A typical meal will consist of a starter, a pasta dish, a main meal, dessert and coffee, and you can expect to pay considerably less in Grottaferrata than you would do in an eatery in the centre of Rome.

Places to visit on holiday in Grottaferrata, Italy

Rome (21km), known as the ‘Eternal City’, is one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in the world, and at least a few days in the capital are a necessity during a stay in Grottaferrata. The other towns and villages of the Castelli Romani region are also well worth exploring, with neighbouring Frascati (3km) and Marino (5km) both famous for their white wines and just two of your many day trip options.

Weather in Grottaferrata, Italy

The summer weather in Grottaferrata is absolutely glorious, with hour upon hour of sunshine and an average daily temperature of around 28C. Spring and early autumn are also great times for a vacation in this part of Italy, having warm and dry weather without being overly humid. Winter temperatures are mild, and if you do not mind the odd shower you can still enjoy a holiday during this season.

Flights to Grottaferrata, Italy

Grottaferrata can be reached in a number of different ways from the United Kingdom. By far the cheapest and easiest is to fly via a low-cost airline to Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA), which is less than 10km from the town. If you are intent on arriving in style, you will find that airlines such as British Airways fly to Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO), which is 51km from Grottaferrata.

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                                                                                                      we stayed a while ago in this extremely well located apartment ; it is the combination of the location- literally in the shadow of the Pantheon- and the quietness ( you actually hear nothing but some birds) that make this place so unique. In a rather shabby little street you get access to the apartment through a beautiful green door with polished copper details. After approx. 60 steps -no there is no elevator- you enter the beautifully decorated apartment that easily sleeps 4 ( two large bedrooms and two rather small but well equipped bathrooms). If you decide not to take your morning coffee in one of the excellent bars in the neighboring streets, you can take advantage of the kitchen and do the coffee routine ( or cook a complete meal if you feel like doing that) yourself. In the adjacent living room , a very large and another large sofa allow you to sit back and relax after another buzzy day in ancient Rome. And if you want, you can even step outside and enjoy the small yet inviting terrace!! candles lights make the romantic picture complete. obviously, there is room for improvement: the floor isn't exactly what you would be looking for , but I understand from the owner that overtime, together with more improvements, this issue will be tackled . So all in all , great experience and a place to come back to.
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                                                                                                      We are a family of 4 and we stayed here for 1 week. The Villa is very spacious, with a large enclosed garden. The staff were most helpful and couldn't do enough for us! We didn't have a car and 'Cornelio' even drove us to the local supermarket and helped us do our shopping! The trains from Frascati to Rome take about half an hour and were on time, air conditioned and very cheap! We also found a great Taxi company that could speak English. The shared pool was only a 5 minute walk away. Very lovely peaceful location.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016