Odescalchi Castle, surrounded by palms and pine trees, overlooks the touristic and fishing harbour of Santa Marinella. Built on the ruins of the etruscan city Punicum and the ancient Villa "Ulpiano", i has an ancient central tower that was probably built around the XI century as part of a system of watchtowers. The rest of the building was made at different times under different owners who have succeeded. Today, the Odescalchi family lives in the Castle and exploits the spaces for parties and private ceremonies; even from the outside, however, the Castle strongly characterizes the historical center of the city: from Piazza Trieste to the harbour itself, passing by the characteristic church of "San Giuseppe alla Marina", this is going to become the eating and drinking district, where to spend some nice time under the Odescalchi Castle.
Santa Severa Castle
Only 15 minutes from Domus Flaviae, it is possible to visit the Castle of Santa Severa. The Castle, rising up directly on the beach, was built in the middle ages in the area of Pyrgi, a famous etruscan harbour for mediterranean trades. Inside the Castle you can visit the city museum dedicated to the Sea and the navigation in history. Furthermore, you can have access to an interesting guided tour called "Pyrgi and the Castle of Santa Severa". The Regione Lazio manages the entrance to the Castle: only a limited number of visitors every 30 minutes. Please see the official pages for further informations and reservations.
One of the few protected natural areas of the Latium coast È una delle non molte aree protette del litorale laziale. Duecentocinquanta ettari di litorale tra Ladispoli e Santa Marinella, tornati all'originario paesaggio naturale grazie a lavori di ripristino ambientale realizzati negli anni Ottanta e Novanta del secolo scorso sfruttando la naturale propensione all'impaludamento della piana costiera. Così, oggi, alcuni stagni artificiali raggiunti da facili sentieri e bordati da osservatori mimetici sono una grande attrattiva per decine e decine di varietà di uccelli ed altri animali, e di conseguenza anche per birdwatchers, appassionati e semplici cittadini desiderosi di una facile immersione nella natura.
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Village of Ceri
About half an hour from Domus Flaviæ, towards Rome, you will find the junction to Ceri, a typical medieval village built on a spur made of tuff of vulcanic origins, surrounded by crenellated walls, with ancient houses on the central little square and all around the Torlonia Palace. In Ceri you can enjoy the delicious little restaurants with breathtaking views over the neighboring valleys.
Cerveteri and the Etruscan Necropolis of "la Banditaccia"
In 2005 UNESCO included Cerveteri in the World Heritage List. The etruscan necropolis of "la Banditaccia", only 20 minutes driving from Cerveteri, is a unique archeological site witnessing life and habits of the mysterious Etruscan People. Cerveteri is also known for its enogastronomic tradition so you can enjoy your visit in many different ways....
Domus Flaviæ it's in Santa Marinella, only 60 Km from Rome and 11 Km from Civitavecchia and its huge harbour, surrounded by Culture, History, Art, Nature. Starting from our B&B, you can visit the best places in the area. You can reach the autoroute A12 Roma-Civitavecchia in only few minutes, not passing through the center of the city and so avoiding the traffic.
Bracciano and its Lake
Bracciano is a gorgeous city only one hour from Domus Flaviæ; Bracciano is famous for the beautiful Odescalchi Castle and for the underlying Lake. The Castle's worth a visit and the medieval village the surrounds it is very well preserved. No motor boat is allowed on the Lake Bracciano, so it's well known for the sail sports. There are plenty of places where to swim or sunbathe on its comfortable sandy shore.
Civitavecchia, the port of Rome, is the point of arrival and departure of hundreds of ships, cruises, ferries travelling all around the Mediterranean. From here it is possible to reach Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, Spain, France, some other small islands, and even north Africa. A good transportation system links the port to Rome. Civitavecchia hosts a National Archeological Museum, Michelangelo stronghold, an impressive fortress built in the sixteenth century with the assistance of the great Michelangelo Buonarroti, Terme Taurine, a thermal complex built by the Roman Emperor Trajan, the Ficoncella Thermal Bath North of the city close to the Terme Taurine, and the Cathedral of San Francesco d'Assisi, built by the Franciscans over a pre-existing seventeenth century small church. The current edifice, with Baroque-Neoclassical lines, was erected in the eighteenth century..
The Lake Martignano and its reserve
Near the Lake of Bracciano, although hidden by a hill, there is a gorgeous natural reserve surrounding the small and unspoiled Lake Martignano. There is a lawn beach, lake-side cafes and restaurants, and walking tracks.