Nowhere in the world will you find a region with so much to offer: Rome, the ‘eternal city’ and eternally exciting. Tuscany, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Florence and Siena, both works of art in themselves. Alongside this incredible cultural heritage you’ll find very 21st century activities and attractions.
Baths of Caracalla
Colossal statues, marble columns and different varieties of marble cover the walls of this ancient thermal complex. The baths are situated within walking distance from the Colloseum.
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with only 920 inhabitants. Home to the Pope and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Vatican City was built over the tomb of Saint Peter.
Fiesta de Noantri
A traditional event that takes place in July in Rome, and includes everyone in the Trastevere. The festival includes events and shows with concerts, street events, parades and fireworks.
Italians drink their way through an impressive 14 billion cups of coffee a year so it’s worth knowing the local lingo; ordering a caffè will get you an espresso and when ordering a Latte you may be asked ‘Caldo o freddo?’ (Hot or cold?).
“Our holiday parcs both offer you the best of both worlds: the hustle and bustle of day trips into Rome before retreating back to base to relax around the pool.”
Rome has it all: culture, architecture, cuisine, but more than anything it's the perfectly preserved sense of history that leaves the most lasting impression on visitors. The Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican are wonders of the Ancient world. And they're all within easy walking distance. Rome's many bustling squares and piazzas are lined with restaurants and cafes to suit every taste and budget. Sit and watch the world go by as you nurse a super strong espresso, or go large with a three course Italian feast you'll never forget. Such is the incredible lure of the Eternal City many visitors to the area ignore the surrounding Lazio countryside. Big mistake! Because the Lazio region has everything from lush grasslands, vineyards and olive groves to coastline and wooded, green hillsides. Our featured campsite near Rome is I Pini nestling in The Tevere Valley, just 40kms to the North of Rome, and close to a waterpark. I Pini campsite is within easy reach of Lazio's beaches, making it the perfect family setting for a camping holiday near Rome.
What to eat and drink in Rome/Lazio
During your stay in Rome, loosen your belt and allow plenty of time to enjoy Italian food at its finest. Many Italian menus consist of L'antipasto (hot and cold appetizers), Il primo (a small first course of soup or pasta) and finally Il secondo (a main course of fish or meat, although in Rome offal is a popular option). That's not to mention dessert and cheese. Rome's specialities include Saltimbocca alla Romana, veal and ham rolls, polenta, artichokes, lamb, plus pecorino and ricotta cheeses. Famous Italian wines include lightly sparkling Frascati white and ruby red Cori, perfect accompaniments to a relaxing evening at your Al Fresco mobile home veranda.
What to see and do in Rome/Lazio
While in Lazio visit Rome for great shopping, stylish cafes, superb restaurants, amazing architecture and world famous sights like the Colosseum and Forum. Tivoli, the famous villas of the Emperors, is only a short distance from Rome. But for the ultimate insight into Italian culture, watch a Roma or Lazio football fixture at the Stadio Olimpico.