Not far from Rome and Naples, in the heart of Lazio, in Fiuggi, one of the most renowned spa and climatic locations in Europe, stands the Best Western Fiuggi Terme Resort & SPA.
Explore the fascinating and unique region with a large range of exciting and beautiful sites within driving distance. Guests are welcome to Join any of the Excursion trips.
JEWISH ROME AND ROME FOUNTAINS
The tour will take you to discover one of the most beautiful hidden treasures of the entire capital, the Jewish ghetto of Rome, considered the oldest in the Western world. You will discover how the small Jewish community of Rome survived and still thrives after 22 centuries. The “Teatro Marcello” and the “Portico d’Ottavia” are some of the stops on the streets of the Jewish Ghetto, one of the oldest Jewish communities on the Western Mediterranean. The main Piazza in the Jewish quarter has been considered the main meeting point for the Jewish people over the ages. At the end of this visit, you will be taken on a walk through the streets of Rome, through the most significant scenic accommodations, including places of ancient memories and solutions of modern town planning. The tour begins at “Piazza Navona” and continues to the “Pantheon”. You will be accompanied to the discovery of famous and fascinating sites: squares, fountains and historical churches. We will cross “Piazza Colonna” and the “Corso”, to reach the Trevi Fountain. How can you not to throw a coin into the water to make a wish? Then a walk up to the Spanish Steps to admire the “Barcaccia” and “Trinitàdei Monti”.
The scenic tour of the beautiful Campania coast line will take you to those wonderful places that inspired the great Caruso and the birthplace of Torquato Tasso. We will go through: Sorrento, Positano, Ravello, Vietrisul Mare, etc. with stops in Conca dei Marini to visit the “Emerald Cave” and Amalfi (the Sant’Andrea Cathedral, an extraordinary example of architecture in the Arab-Norman style).Meet with your guide and start the tour of the Amalfi Coast. Panoramic stop at Belvedere “Madonna” (parking space permitting) to admire the village of Positano from above crossing the villages of Praiano and Furore. Stop in Conca dei Marini to see the famous Emerald Cave. Continue to Amalfi, stop and visit the monumental complex of St. Andrew: Paradise Cloister, the Crypt and the Basilica.Continue to Ravello and visit Villa Rufolowith its large terrace on the beautiful Costa.
Colosseum and Roman Forum
Eternal city, capital of Italy, Roma is also named “caput mundi”. Panoramic tour in the center of the city: Stazione Termini, Piazza dellaRepubblica, Piazza Venezia, Campidoglio, BoccadellaVerità, Circo Massimo, and the Colosseo.In the morning, the tour includes visiting the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, meeting with your guide outside the monument and an initial explanation of the Valley of the Colosseum and the archaeological centre.The course is aimed at identifying the main aspects of public life in the heart of the ancient city, from the age of the directing Empire. The careful analysis of the buildings will reveal the functions and all the activities that took place there: the Colosseum, the monumental setting of spectacular fights between gladiators and fairs; the Roman Forum, the centre of judicial, commercial, political and sacral.
VILLA D’ESTE AND VILLA ADRIANA
The excursion includes a visit to Villa D’Este, a mansion built upon the request of Cardinal Ippolito II D’Este. The life in this villa was a very active one in the mid 1500’s, It was a destination for many famous people. It has beautiful frescoed halls, but the main attraction consists of it’s beautiful and original gardens with numerous fountains of incomparable beauty and majesty. Among these, the Fontana dell’Organo, La Rometta, and il Viale delle Cento Fontane, a pathway with one hundred fountains. Upon finishing the tour, transfer by bus to Villa Adriana.
The Emperor Hadrian built this country villa for himself and his court and it bears unique testimony to the grandeur and architectural and decorative characteristics of the period. Today it exists as an immense park, extending over 80 hectares and dotted with several Roman ruins as well as spas and houses from the 1700’s and all set in an environment charged with ancient fascination.
The grounds also contain the “Teatro Marittimo”, an artificial island which was a private residence of the Emperor as well as other interesting locations such as “Canopo”, a huge rectangular pool encircled by sculptures which recall the Serapeo. Ongoing excavations have brought to light an intricate system of roads which lead to the imperial residence.