Winter 2014 brings food festivals and fairs where everyone can taste delicious local products and enjoy entertaining events.
January 31, 2014: "Cosmic Vibrations" followed by refreshments at the Astronomical Observatory in Monte Porzio Catone on Via di Frascati, 33. Information and reservations (10 euros per person):
February 22, 2014: The Tesori del Lazio propose an excursion to discover the ancient city of Monterano. For information and reservations: www.tesoridellazio.it.
February 28- March 4, 2014: Carnival in Palestrina with games and parades.
March 1, 2014: Learn how to prune olive trees with an expert in Palestrina. For information and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 8, 2014: The Tesori del Lazio propose a religious itinerary around Soratte. For information and reservations: www.tesoridellazio.it.
March 22, 2014: The Tesori del Lazio propose an excursion to discover the stone and cave dwellings in the Fiora Valley. For information and reservations: www.tesoridellazio.it.
Every Saturday and Sunday in Palestrina, the guided tour "Akropolis" begins from just below the entrance to the archeological museum on via Barberini and takes visitors on a three-hour journey back in time to discover art, archeology and history while walking to Castel San Pietro Romano where participants can also enjoy a bird's eye view from Monte Ginestro. For information and reservations: www.articolonove.com.
The new guide to the Museumgrandtour can be downloaded here free of charge.
Always available: discounted tickets in pre-sale for the Magic Land amusement park; discount card for shopping at the Fashion District Outlet in Valmontone.
For first-time visitors, Palestrina is an amazing cultural and historical discovery. Recently Palestrina has been chosen as one of the 21 national marvels of Italy: www.meravigliaitaliana.it. There are many places of interest to visit including: the National Archeological Museum, the birth place and home of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, the Museo Diocesano, l’Antro delle Sorti, the walls of cyclopic masonry, or you can go for walks among the hills and footpaths of the Monti Prenestini and admire the naturalistic beauty of the Cannucceta Nature Reserve.
Palestrina's central location allows for easy access not only to the city of Rome, but also to the Castelli Romani, the villas of Tivoli, Magicland amusement park, the Fashion District Outlet shopping center in Valmontone, Treja Adventure Park , Guidonia's water slides at Acqua Piper, and the beaches of Lazio which are about 1.5 hours away. Details on local events on www.TravelBeyondRome.blogspot.it.
Just a short distance from Rome, Altavista offers hospitality and convenience. This self-catering holiday home is located in the upper part of Palestrina in the historic quarter called "gli Scacciati"; a quiet night's rest is guaranteed and just a short walk away you'll find restaurants, pubs, town services and entertainment. A full kitchen is available for meal preparation for those who wish to cook, and the house can be rented for a minimum of three nights to a maximum of three months.
The house's balcony provides a bird’s eye view of the valley which opens in the direction of the seaside. Altavista has been recently renovated and tastefully furnished so that you may enjoy a comfortable stay either as a romantic getaway or a family vacation; it's low price makes this the perfect place for those who are looking for quality accommodations within their budget.
Nearby there are free parking areas, a mini-market, a coffee shop, a butcher shop, and the pagan temple dedicated to the goddess of fortune which is now the National Archeologic Museum. The central location makes it easy to discover all the treasures of the Lazio Region.
Inside Altavista you'll be able to use free WIFI, guide books, maps, brochures from local places of interest, shopping guides, restaurant guides and more!