Posts Tagged ‘park’

It ‘s a farmland with human millennial activities, still natural forests, animal and plant populations of great value and historical sites of great interest are present nowdays.
A network of trails makes it easy to get around. It is recommended the respect of the environment. Its possible to use the mountain-bike as welle it’s reccomended to visit the wonderful reserve by foot. There are 630 plant species more than half of those known to the whole of Rome.
The Insugherata is located in the North-West of Rome, just a few kilometers from the center.
It is bordered to the east by the Via Cassia, west of Via Trionfale, south of Via Cortina d’Ampezzo, the GRA ring road crosses the viaduct to the north.

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Just 90 km far from Rome in the direction of the Park of Monti Simbruini you will find an amazing sanctuary, the Holy Trinity of Vallepietra. This place is around the border line with the region Abruzzo.
Vallepietra, the ancient Vallis Pretarum or Val de Preta, is small town situated at 825 meters over the sea level in the valley of the Simbrivio River, not away from Subiaco (35 kilometres) and Rome (about 90 kilometres). It can be reached both passing through Jenne and departing from Subiaco and passing either through the Plateaus of Arcinazzo or for Trevi originating from Frusinate.
Vallepietra is delimited from the mount Tarino (m 1986) that separates it from Filettino, from the mount Author (m 1853) that separates it from Camerata and Subiaco, the Capitello that marks the border with Jenne, from the plateau of Faito that limits the borders with Trevi and from the plateau Field of the Stone that separates it from Cappadocia (Abruzzo).
In the municipality of Vallepietra is situated the Santuario della SS. Trinita’ (Sanctuary of the Holy Trinity), a small hermitage at 1,350 metres above sea level. The sanctuary is situated in a natural grotto half way up the south slope of Monte Autore where there is an image of the Trinity that appeared on the walls of a cave in the 11th century and has been venerated since.
Probably the sanctuary is located on a Roman temple (IV century a.C.), at first dedicated to the divinity of waters of the Simbrivio river (than still today they gush out under the great altar) and subsequently transformed, from monaci hermits, in the only sanctuary of the catholic world dedicated to the cult of the SS. Trinity.

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The Valmontone Fashion District Outlet is situated about 60 kms far from Rome downtown, running along the Roma-Napoli motorway, in the green area of the Castelli Romani. With 6 million visitors for a year, it’s the most visited Factory Outlet in Italy. It’s a part of the “Rome-Valmontone Integrated Tourist District”. Fashion District Valmontone Outlet features various architectural styles, ranging from the American Art Déco style of the Forties to the houses of old-world Europe or the warmth of the pure Mediterranean style. It has 170 stores, 3.500 parking spaces that cover a commercial area of 45.000 sqmt.
Rainbow MagicLand is an amazing playground park located in Valmontone, one of the main towns in the outskirts of Rome, about 60 km from the city center, along the line Rome – Naples. It ‘s a big theme park a few kilometers from Rome. The park covers a total area of 600,000 square meters and its features is intended to compete with the major Italian and European theme parks. The park is divided into 28 themed areas, 6 of which are inspired by some well-known characters from the Rainbow Group to children such as: Winx Fairies, Monster Allergy, the adventurer and Huntik PopPixie. The park is part of the Integrated Tourism Polo Rome – Valmontone which covers an area of 1,500,000 square meters and includes and includes Valmontone Fashion District Outlet. The opening of Rainbow Magicland was in May 2011.

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At the Nature Park, visitors can see the archaeological excavations of the ancient city of Etruscan-Roman volcano, noble Etruscan tombs, the exhibits in the National Archaeological Museum, all surrounded by unspoiled nature traits, which offers color, sound and different emotions .The canyon formed by the dark volcanic rock carved by the waters of Fiora, the plateau populated by the majestic Maremma cows and wild horses, and the lush vegetation along the banks of the river, shelter boar, hares, porcupines, and in spring, the sky from the many colorful rainbows of bee-eaters .

Visitors can choose to enjoy nature and history of Vulci walking calmly along one of the pathways reported: the short course (km.2, 300), the full path or (Km.3, 500), the nature trail (1.500 km) without losing the Laghetto del, “must see” for each path.

A few meters from the Park there are the picturesque Bridge of the Abbey and the National Museum of Archaeology of the Castle of the Badia (the state museum is closed on Mondays)

Also on the opposite bank of the Fiora, is also the Eastern Necropolis, with the François Tomb and  the Tomb of the Inscriptions. It’s  necessary to visit these tombs, the reservation is made by telephone within 48 hours of request to date. Call then:  +39.766.879729 – 766.89298. Alternatively, the organization from the Spring Park – guided tours of the Eastern Necropolis with a schedule of events posted on the agenda (in this case the reservation is required only for groups)

In addition to the accompanying planning Necropolis Eastern Park organizes guided tours of the excavations of the Etruscan-Roman city, at the National Etruscan Museum and the path archeotrekking, bulls and laboratories for schools.

Starting in the spring and all summer the Park organizes a calendar of events, including guided tours at night, horse riding, sports, archery, hiking sensory, canoeing etc.

At the Locanda del Parco , the point inside the Park restaurant, you can taste the traditional dishes of the Maremma.

Suggested accommodation for this area : TARQUINIA ROOMS

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