11 Amazing Hidden Gems Of Rome, Italy


11 Hidden Gems Of Rome


Rome’s worldwide famous attractions are known to many, but how many people actually know about the secret gems of this alluring city? Here are the 11 hıdden gems of rome!

1-Street Grafitti in Piramide

This door is the most significant spot around the area

Rome perhaps has one of the most bustling and vivid streets in the world. Especially a bit further from downtown, you might stumble upon some marvelous grafitties and street art. Piramide area accommodates the most remarkable art works in Rome. A couple of streets near Gazometre structure abound with unique art works. If you to visit Rome, make sure you pay a brief visit to this memorable spot!

Windows representing the eyes of the homeless

Even the old Pope is here

2-Non-Catholic Cemetery

These meticulously carved statues will leave you in marvel

Who would expect that there is a non-Catholic cemetery in Rome that looks like a fantasy world! This place blew my mind when I checked it out! Without any fore information, I ran into this cemetery on Google Maps and it certainly fulfilled beyond my expectations.

This is a small but a marvelously built non-Catholic graveyard with artisanal tombstones and meticulously built religious statues. As you might expect, there is no entrance fee so feel free to roam as you wish. There are also some benches where you can rest and watch the beautiful view.

Old tombstones…

Small paths in the cemetery are very well-organized

Grave of a young a lady…

All tombstones are very uniquely designed

You might as well take a rest on the benches

3-Small London (Piccolo Londra)

Taken from anamericaninrome.com

Would you like to explore Small London in the city amongst the traditional Roman streets and Italian shops?

Small London also known as “Piccolo London” among locals is a small street in Flaminio district which has houses designed in traditional London style on both sides of the road. This street that was once designed to bring new urban excitement to the city now serves as a hidden gem waiting to be explored more.

4- Tor Marancia Street Art

22 marvelous and unique artworks covering the façades of apartments in the vicinity of Quartiere XX Ardeatino! I found out about this place while I was digging into hidden gems of Rome. Having been located a bit further from the Garbatella vicinity, this area is actually quite calm and peaceful.

Quartiere XX Ardeatino is a residencial area with some beautiful street settings. Upon wandering around, you will be seeing some old Italian grandpa’s chatting and playing chess or some other locals who enjoy their never-ending siestas in parks, small espresso bars.

It is unbelievable to see such cool wall paintings!

Another block with unique art works in it!

5-Parco degli Acquedotti

Remains of aqueducts with sunset in the background

This is a vast park stretched through the suburbs of Rome with well-preserved remains of huge aqueducts which were built during the Roman era. In this day and age, this huge park is a popular spot for locals for dog walking, taking walks, cycling or having picnics. Once you visit Parco degli Acquedotti, you will be seeing many locals but not a lot of tourists. Park has an extensive network of hiking paths so be ready for a picturesque walk!

Reaching there is simple, take the metro in A line and get off either at Lucio Sestio or Giulio Agricola or Subaugusta. These metro stations are located equally far away from the park which is not more than a 10 minute walk.

Park is vast and offers various archeological ruins to its visitors

You see many locals taking walks along the narrow dirt paths covering the park

6-Ruderi di Galeria Antica

Entrance of the city.. Pretty well-preserved isn’t it?

Be ready to meet Ruderi di Galeria Antica: ruins of an ancient town built by the Etruscans hidden inside a forest near River Arrone in Rome Metropolitan Area! Having been deserted for decades, the ruins of this ancient town have been reclaimed by nature!

Ruderi di Galeria Antica is located at a completely isolated place inside woods so it will be very isolated when you visit there. Just you and ancient ruins. I believe, this ancient site is one the most mysterious hidden gems of Rome.

Surprisingly NO ONE KNOWS this breath-taking place. If you dont have a car (like me), it might be a bit cumbersome to reach Ruderi di Galeria Antica. However, I strongly recommend you to add this place to your “to see list””

There are some advanced structures like this one..

One of the most unique spots I have ever been to!

7-Porta Portese

The historical gate

The biggest market in Rome where you can find more or less everything from ancient goods to spare car parts, from books to shoes and from household stuff to clothes…

It stretches from the ancient Roman gate of Porta Portese along Via Portunese. The market is so vast and crowded that you might even get lost. Obviously the prices here are below average. Even if you dont want to buy anything, just walk along the stalls and experience the Roman style outdoors market.

The bustling Sunday crowd in the market

8-Garbatella

Garbatella with its unique terrain of buildings.

Garbatella is one of the first places comes to mind when one speaks of the authentic & characteristic neighborhoods in Rome. My favorite one among the 11 hidden gems of Rome!

Old beautiful Roman houses, beautiful courtyards, streets abounding with cool artworks and small Italian cafes.. This is a brief summary of Garbatella. In fact, exploring the streets and grabbing some stuff to eat are the ultimate fun things to do in Garbatella.

Yard of an old building

Definitely explore the streets of this authentic neighbourhood

9-Corte Suprema di Cassazione Building

Taken from anamericaninrome.com

The unique enormous building of Supreme Court (Palace of Justice). This building resembles an ancient Roman palace rather than an Italian Governmental building. With its unique style of architecture and meticulous ornaments, the structure stands out even from miles away.

10-Tiber Island

St. Bartholomew’s Church

Tiber Island is a small island located on Tiber River sandwiched between the stylish Trastevere neighborhood and Municipio 1. This cool unpopular spot has a small hospital and a church with remarkable beauties in it.  

What makes this island special? Apart from it’s amazing location and beautiful scenery of Tiber it presents, the small Church of Saint Bartholomew has multiple small chapels inside that are devoted to prominent Christians and priests who were killed in different parts of the world for their beliefs. Personal belongings of the prominent Christian martyrs are displayed in every chapel.

The church itself is adorned with marvelous paintings and meticulously carved statues. Once you visit here you will not be able to take your eyes away from walls.

Belongings of a Christian prominent who was murdered in Asia for his beliefs

Tiber River from the bridge

11-Rome War Cemetery

Tombstones of Commonwealth soldiers

Did you know that within ancient Aurelian walls there are 426 graves of the Commonwealth soldiers who died during the liberation of Rome in 1944? This small but a significant cemetery represents great importance since these soldiers played an gallant role for Rome’s liberation from Axis forces.

Having been located in a remote area, it might he a bit cumbersome to find the entrance of the cemetery so just stick with Google Maps. This cemetery is very tranquil and peaceful so you might as well sit on benches to relax.

The information board which can be seen at the entrance of the cemetery



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6 Best Places for Dessert & Coffee in Rome


TOP PLACES IN ROME TO GRAB DELICIOUS DOLCES


Upon completing my 5th month in Rome I decided to make a short list of my top 6 places for dessert&coffee in Rome. Gelato, croissant, tiramisu, coffee and many other heavanly food that will made you addicted!

1-GELATERIA LA ROMANA

PRICES

2 Scoops 2,20€ – 3 Scoops 2.70€ – 4 Scoops 3.20€ – 5 Scoops 4.00€ – Crepes from 3.00 €

WORKING HOURS

Monday-Friday         12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Saturday-Sunday     11:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Gelateria la Romana is a small gelato&dessert chain in Rome and they have the best ice cream I have ever had in my life! For me their ice cream is artisanship, it is pure art! Also the interior of the shop is very elegantly designed.Gelateria La Romana has 3 branches and for sure they all have the same quality! However, I kinda feel more hooked on the one that is on Via Cola di Rienzo.

If you go to the one on Via Cola di Rienzo, just take a long walk on that street while eating tour gelatos. But if you want to sit somewhere while eating your gelato, I suggest you to go down to the canal through the stairs which at the point where the bridge ends. You will be amazed how quiet and peaceful is the canal. The variety of flavor will surprise you! My favorite ones are banana, pistachio, dark chocolate and mango. You should definitely try out these. If you are not a gelato person, you might as well try out their other desserts. Okay, even the name says a lot about their experty on ice cream, however they also have pretty tasty crepes, crumb cakes and pies.

Banana, Pistachio, Mango and Dark Chocolate combination is amazing!

The interior of Gelateria La Romana.



2-SANT’ EUSTACHIO IL CAFFE 

WORKING HOURS

Sunday-Thursday        8:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Friday                          8:00 AM – 1:30 AM

Saturday                      8:00 AM – 2:00 AM

The best espresso I have had in Italy! Among locals, this small shop is considered to be serving the tastiest espresso in Rome. Frankly, the espresso I had was super smooth taste-wise.

Having been located only 5 minutes away by walk from the ancient Roman temple Pantheon, Sant’ Eustachio Il Cafe is a pretty popular spot among tourists. Don’t be surprised if you see a long line of people waiting in front of the shop. If you prefer to sit outside and ask for service, you will be charged 2.5 Euros per person. Personally I would recommend you to have your drink while standing at the bar for it gives you a more authentic Italian espresso shop experience.

Inside the shop. You might as well get packed coffee to take it back to your country.

That’s how the shop looks like. Look carefully so it would be easier for you once you are there to discern the place amongst the tourist crowds.

This is the most up-to-date menu I could find. Anyways just check it to have an idea about the prices 🙂



3-TWO SIZES

WORKING HOURS

Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Sunday-Thursday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Yummiest tiramisu ever! Two Sizes is rated as the best tiramisu place in Rome on Internet. Which means that it is seriously dope! 🙂

The funny thing is, even though they are rated as the best tiramisu place, their prices are the cheapest 🙂 Two Sizes is very small, literally a hole in the wall but it is always packed! 

They have 3 different sizes: Big 3.50 €, Medium 2.50 €, Small 1.50 € (literally the small one is 2 morsels).  Classic, Caramel, Pistachio, Peanut Butter and Strawberry are the flavors they have. But I always go with the classic one 🙂

I just grabbed a tiramisu and took a night walk in downtown Rome. Try it sometime! 🙂

Oh it looks like heaven! <333



4-FARO

WORKING HOURS

Monday-Friday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday-Sunday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

In Faro I had the best cappuccino! Unlike the places that are mentioned above Faro is not really like a small shop where you get stuff for take away then leave. It is a proper cafe where you can sit for a long time and chill as you wish.

I am not a fan of their food but I really am fond of their coffee and desserts. Apart from the stuff on menu, they often prepare different desserts like some sort of “dessert of the day” 🙂 However they don’t do it everyday so just name it yourself 🙂 Ask the staff if they can recommend what has been made that very day. You will not be disappointed I assure you 🙂

Faro has some great desserts like pumpkin cheesecake and strawberry crumb cake in flowerpot. The staff is very friendly and they speak English. Don’t forget to have cappuccino in Faro! Hope you like it folks! 🙂

Chicken Sandwich, Cappuccino, Americano and Strawberry Cheesecake 🙂

Interior of Faro. Pretty cosy 🙂



5-POMPI

WORKING HOURS

Everyday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Indisputably Pompi is the first place that comes to mind when you think of tiramisu in Rome! It is not my favorite but I still like it very much. 

Pompi has 7 branches in Rome, however the most popular Pompi is the one near Piazza di Spagna. Many people sit on the stones on the abutting street and have their tiramisu very uncomfortably. Not very fun ain’t it? Grab yourself a tiramisu, walk towards the Spanish Steps and have your dessert there 🙂 No rush no hurry! Just enjoy your time :)) The scenery is amazing there. It will definitely make you feel like a Roman 🙂  In addition you can also opt for the branch near Trevi Fountain. But I think that area is always so packed and it is not very fun to try to find a place to sit and have tiramisu while hundreds of people are walking in chaos. I would opt for the first one, but of course you are the boss of your trip 🙂

I personally like the classic one the most for it has a very balanced taste between bitter chocolate and sweet cream, however you should also try the one with banana! The prices vary between 4.00-5.00 €.

Classic Tiramisu and Spanish Steps <3

Apart from classic, you can also have tiramisu with strawberries, banana or berries 🙂 Opt for banana I would say :))



6-LA CASA DEL CAFFE TAZZA D’ORO

WORKING HOURS

Monday-Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Sunday 10:30 AM – 7.15 PM

Sant’ Eustachio vs. Tazza D’oro. I always hear this debate when people start speaking about which place has the best coffee in Rome. After some time it fells like Roma vs. Lazio rivalry 🙂

Tazza D’oro is literally right near Pantheon. It is one of the places that has managed to maintain their quality and consistency despite the fame. Doesn’t matter when you go, you will always find this place full of people! I love the coffee there! One small suggestion: before you go to Tazza D’oro, get yourself a small pack of Ferro Rocher and have it with your coffee. Blends together so well 🙂

Before going to Pantheon just stop by Tazza D’oro and recharge your energy with a cup of tasty coffee! Or you might as well come here to get some rest after covering the major spots around! As you see fit! In the end, your vacation is a movie which you star in! 🙂

Tazza D’oro has such a cool exterior. Vintage fonts and pine trees. It draws attention at first sight 🙂

That is how the interior looks like. Again I recommend you to have your drink at the bar. It feels more authentic! 🙂 You can also chat with the staff. They are pretty friendly and chill people 🙂


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Get Away From Rome! Day Trip to Ostia!


DAY TRIP TO THE SEASIDE TOWN OF OSTIA, ITALY


ENJOY THIS guide TO the small seaside town of Ostia, located 30 minutes from Rome! Easily accessible by train, Ostia consists of two parts, one being the ruins of the ancient Roman city Ostia Antica and the second one being the modern seaside town of Ostia Lido.

The small town of Ostia consists of a wide palette of colors

Summary Of The Day Trip

Ancient City of Ostia Antica & the Modern Seaside Town of Ostia

5-6 hours, including train rides

Adult tickets to ancient city: €8 Train rides: €4.5 Personal spendings €5-10 TOTAL: €17.5-22.5!

STOP 1: THE ANCIENT CITY OF “OSTIA ANTICA”

Ostia Antica is one of the most attractive albeit under-appreciated ancient sites in Italy. It was founded in the 4th century as a military base. However due to its advantageous strategical location, in subsequent years this beautiful town grew quickly and became an important port city for trade. At its peak, it is presumed that the city had 50,000 inhabitants. It is assumed that the name of the town is derived from the word “ostium” which means mouth in Latin. According to some historians, the city was named that way because it is built at the spot where Tiber River meets the Mediterranean Sea.  

This huge ancient city, once an important port city during the Roman Era, accommodated 50,000 inhabitants

Many ancient slabs were discovered with carvings and texts on them

This ancient city is HUGE! When I got there I thought I would cover all the spots in an hour but it actually took me 3 hours to see the ruins! If you are a history enthusiast like I am then you might even spend more time but, in normal circumstances, 2 hours should be enough for an elaborate visit.

Old, beautiful, intact cobblestone roads take you around the city

I stumbled upon many unearthed intact statues in the city. Many of them are carved very meticulously. Blew my mind!

The Main Sights At Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica is a very impressive archeological site! However, surprisingly, the tourism organization is disappointing. Due to the lack of sign boards, I will write down the major spots of this ancient town that you should not skip! Google Maps links are attached!

The big ancient theater at the center of the city

STOP 2: THE SEASIDE TOWN OF OSTIA

Upon visiting Ostia Antica, what you should do is to freshen up at the seaside town of Ostia. As mentioned above, it is only a 10 minute train ride from the Ostia Antica Station. There are two stations in the town, however, the convenient one is Lido Central. Do not get off at Lido Nord! Once you get off at Lido Central, it is easier to access the beach.

The marvelous coastal line of Ostia is full of beautiful homes!

First thing I would recommend is for you to give a short visit to St. Maria Regina Church. The size of this church surprised me quite a lot for I was not anticipating to stumble upon such a big religious complex in a small town like Ostia. Italians are staunch Christians! If you are planning to chill at the beach (and you should definitely do that) you can get some snacks and beverages from Carrefour which is on the right side of the exit of the train station. They have the most varieties and most reasonable prices.  Then, just go and have a picnic alongside the sea.

St. Maria Regina Church

The coast of Ostia

It was an unforgettable walk along the coast! Don’t forget to grab some coffee along the way!

The beach area is quite lively and you will love it! Piazza dei Ravennati is at the center of the beach and the view is very picturesque from that point. Go all the way to the tip of the coast Pontile di Ostia! Watching the sunset from this pier can not be described in words! You have to experience it!

The most convenient entrance to the beach is on the sides of Piazza dei Ravennati. Also, I think that the sand is better and the area is cleaner there. The sound of the waves, seagulls and wind really gives so much peace.

Here is that alluring building I was mentioning. Perfect place for Instagram! 🙂

After chilling at the beach, you can take a walk on Via Dei Masenati. This is my favorite street in Ostia where you can find many small cafes, gelato shops and authentic Italian seafood restaurants. Even if you are not stopping by anywhere here, just take a short walk along the street and witness the relaxing atmosphere. If you get hungry, I suggest you to stop by Toastamore Lido di Ostia which is a small sandwich shop. Sandwiches and toasted breads are their specialities and the prices are pretty reasonable in comparison with the alternatives around.

Scenes from Via Dei Masenati

People walking their dogs, Italian families enjoying their time…

The menu at the sandwich shop, Toastamore

And of course, coffee! You should not leave here without having a cup of delicious Italian coffee! I would recommend the café Osteria Toscanelli for that. Right near the beach they have a very cozy outdoors area. For me it was pretty fun to sit outdoors and slowly sip my coffee while feeling the cool spring breeze.

Feels like heaven to sip your coffee while feeling the cool breeze! 🙂

HOW TO GET AROUND?

The commuter line you have to take is Rome Lido which is shown with grey line on the Rome Metro Map below. In order to get in the Rome Lido commuter you have to go to one of 3 stations on the Blue Metro Line: Piramide, Basilica St. Paolo or EUR Magliana. Once you reach one of these stations, just follow the signs and they will take you to the Rome Lido commuter. Transferring between the Blue Metro Line and Rome Lido is free! Depending on the station you transfer from, it takes around 30-40 min to get to the Ostia Antica Station. Once you reach the Ostia Antica Station, just follow the signs and they will take you to the entrance of the ancient city!

Train and subway network of Rome. Ostia Station can be seen on the lower bottom right.

After covering the ancient city, come back to the Ostia Antica Station and take the commuter to seaside town of Ostia. Get off at Ostia Lido! Many people actually get off at Ostia Nord which is once stop before Ostia Lido. So make sure you get off at the right station 🙂 It is actually pretty short and takes something like 10 minutes. If you want, you can also walk from Ostia Antica to the seaside town (it takes something like 45 min) but the road is not very suitable for walking. Of course it is your day trip so do as you see fit!


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Ruderi di Galeria Antica: An Abandoned Town in Rome


HIDDEN ETRUSCAN RUINS IN THE WOODS OF SUBURBAN ROME


If you want to discover somewhere new and spooky in Rome, then this post is just for you! I really think that you are about to get to know one of the coolest places in Rome! Ruderi di Galeria Antica: an abandoned ancient Etruscan city in the woods of suburban Rome.

The main entrance of the town

– Ruderi Di Galeria Antica –

Be ready to meet Ruderi di Galeria Antica: ruins of an ancient town built by the Etruscans hidden inside a forest near River Arrone in Rome Metropolitan Area! Having been deserted for decades, the ruins of this ancient town have been reclaimed by nature!


Surprisingly NO ONE KNOWS that there is a huge ancient Etruscan town inside a forest which is located only 40 minutes away from Rome by car! So this intriguing place drew my attention quite a lot and I decided to go all the way there and check it out myself! I had an experience beyond my expectations. This marvelous place blew my mind!

– Where Is Ruderi di Galeria Antica? –

Many abandoned farms on the way…

Click to see it on Google Maps


It is accessible by public transportation. From central Rome it takes 1.5 hours


Once you reach the small Italian town of Osteria Nuova, walk down towards Santa Maria di Galeria. Upon passing it, take the first right you will be seeing after a couple of hundred meters. Then walk through the road that takes you to the abandoned farm. When you see the gate, take the dirt road on the right side of the road. As you follow the path, you will be seeing the ancient walls of the city on your left.


In case you cant find the way, here is the way to go to Ruderi di Galeria Antica from downtown Rome on Google Maps!


Ancient city walls start appearing after you diverge from the main road

– Brief History Of The Town –

Ruderi di Galeria Antica was founded in 5-4th century BC, by the Etruscans. The town reached its peak in Roman times. During the Germanic invasions of the 3rd century AD it was abandoned and repopulated in the Middle Ages. In the 9th century it was invaded and destroyed by Saracens. However in the 13th century the town was rebuilt by the famous Orsini family. In short, Ruderi di Galeria Antica was a settlement with a history full of upheaval and catastrophes.

During the mid-eighteenth century its inhabitants began to die mysteriously. Today it is assumed that the cause of these deaths was malaria, but at the time the unexplained deaths suddenly hit the city and the chaos resulted in uncontrollable disorder. 

What is striking is that the abandonment of the city did not occur gradually but took the form of a precipitous and chaotic escape at the beginning of 1800s. In the following years this town earned the label of ” Pompeii di Roma . By 1809 Galeria had been completely deserted. Just imagine how the town must have had looked after the abandonment. Pretty spooky isn’t it?!


The city is inside the woods and has many demolished ancient structures like this

– About The Town –

Ruderi di Galeria Antica is located on a cliff inside a forest 35-40 min away by walk from the small town named Osteria Nuova. THERE IS NO SECURITY SO ENTRANCE IS COMPLETELY FREE! THE TOWN IS HIDDEN INSIDE WOODS AND THE AREA IS UTTERLY ISOLATED FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD!

For me the most surprising thing was to see that many of the structures are still intact despite the fact that most of them were built more than 1000 years ago and witnessed countless wars. Two of the most important structures being the main entrance of the town and clock tower, most of the town is actually still well-preserved.

The town was actually bigger than I anticipated. Since the nature has reclaimed the area, many of the ruins and entrances of the underground caves are covered either by thick vegetation or bushes. I would say without a doubt this place is one of the most mysterious and mind blowing ancient sites I have ever been to!


This advanced Etruscan town had a complex network of aqueducts, through which water was once distributed

A narrow street between two buildings what was surely once a bustling road

– Exploring The Town –

The Main Gate and Intact Buildings

Right after you start noticing the city walls on your left upon passing the abandoned farm, you will be seeing a cobblestone path going upwards. Follow it to reach the glorious main gate of the city. The road and a surviving arch is covered with ivy and vegetation offer a picturesque scene! As you walk up, the mysterious atmosphere of the town starts embracing you!


The old cobblestone way leads you to the remains of this beautiful town

The main entrance of the ancient town

The building erected on the right side of the main entrance has a pretty weird and frankly spooky setting! There are random clothes scattered on the ground and burnt candles on the walls. Apart from that there are some gratifies on the walls but they are not very legible. Seems like it is regularly used by a group of people. Quite odd!


This is the view you see after passing the main gate of the town

The dilapidated multi stored structure is huge and it abuts the cliff. Blew my mind and gave me the creeps at the same time!


I THINK THE COOLEST THING ABOUT THIS PLACE IS THAT IF YOU EVER DECIDE TO GO THERE, YOU WILL BE COMPLETELY ALONE SINCE NO ONE KNOWS THAT SUCH PLACE EXISTS!



Frankly it was a bit creepy to see these burnt candles on the walls. Since I was exploring the area alone, seeing these made me feel a bit paranoid

There is a sharp stone erected in the middle of this mysterious structure

After entering the town through the main gate. If you keep to the right, you might see many small stone houses. Probably this place was the residential area of the town. This part mostly has deep holes covered by vegetation so the ground is not very strong.  Especially right behind the clock tower has a very weak foundation. Take your steps carefully.


Can you imagine how amazing it feels to wander around the ancient ruins claimed back by nature and there is utter silence!

The Clock Tower

It is not very possible for one to not spot the clock tower but just in case I am telling you to check it out! It is the most specific sight of the town! When you are roaming around the town, it really starts feeling spooky after sometime. Combination of utter silence, dilapidated ruins and hustling leaves blend in such a mysterious atmosphere!


Clock Tower, the most well-preserved structure of the town

Arcs and many walls are still intact

Dark Caves

On the borders of the town there are these man made caves carved inside the cliff. If you look carefully you can discern the crosses at the entrance. I took a glance inside and there were weird grafities on the wall. Unfortunately I didn’t have the guts to go all the way in 🙂


Here is one of the entrances to the advanced cave network that goes deep in the ground

It is said that some weird sort of things happened here in 1990’s. Lack of sources make these words only a bunch of urban legends however a photo taken during the police investigation that took place here arouses many questions in people’s heads. Here is that photo.


Pretty spooky and unaccountable isn’t it?

As I saw the caves are connected to each other through narrow tunnels that I could not dare going in. If you do not go alone then it would be safer to see around of course. Covering all spots of the town takes around 1.5-2 hours depending on your speed. I recommend you to come in the morning for the sun illuminates the area properly and it becomes more fun to see around!




WARNINGS REGARDING YOUR VISIT

  • Beware of the vegetation that covers the deep holes in the ground! There are many deep holes covered by fallen leaves, bushes etc. Therefore, moment you step on them, it wouldn’t be good I guess 🙂 
  • There fauna of the area accommodates many different types of animals including wild pigs. I myself saw a batch pigs from far away and for sure you would not want to have any sort of encounter with them. I do not mean to scare you, of course the area does not abound with them but just be careful!
  • Get hiking shoes! The slope towards the town is cobblestone so it is pretty easy for you to twist an ankle. Apart from that the town is also not suitable to be covered with any casual shoes!
  • On the borders of the town you might see bunch of man made caves carved inside the cliff. These caves go pretty deep inside the cliff and they might be inhabited by pigs or mountain cats and I do not recommend you to go all the way inside if you wander alone like I did!
  • The town is not guarded by any security or not patrolled by anyone so you go at your own risk! Just enjoy this marvelous place, however also be cautious at the same time!
  • Of course get water and some snacks before you come! It is not a very hiker friendly landscape you might get tired. As a result, you should boost your energy to not to get tired early!

Thick vegetation covering the ruins

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In Photos: Rome At Night


ROME AT NIGHT


Streets, sights, storefronts and street settings of Rome are breathtaking! Walking through the alluring streets and exploring the main sights such as St. Peter’s Square, Piazza Navona, Castel Sant’Angelo, Trastevere, Spanish Steps is a marvelous experience! I LOVE YOU ROME! Scroll below for the photos of beautiful Rome! All photos are taken with Samsung S9+ smart phone! The camera of it is dope 

Storefront of a pizza place!

St. Pietro Square

Tiramisu from Two Sizes near Piazza Navona

Exploring the streets of Rome!

Castel Sant’angelo

Spanish Steps

Backstreets

Cool street art

Christmas market at Piazza Navona

St. Pietro Square

Fontana di Trevi

Tiber River

A marvelous storefront



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