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San Martino al Cimino’s baroque ideal

Nestled among the chestnut woods that grow on the volcanic ridges of the Cimini Mountains, the small town of San Martino al Cimino has several stories to tell. Above all of these though, looms the shadow of Donna Olimpia "la Pimpaccia", perhaps the most famous woman of Baroque Rome and

Exploring the abandoned Abbey of Santa

One a half century of decay weigh heavily on this magnificent medieval abbey ... Abbazia di Santa Maria del Piano - a site that had been on my list for a very long time! This magnificent ruin is set in the beautiful context of the Parco Regionale dei Monti Lucretili,

A view above two lakes –

The nature reserve of the Navegna and Cervia mountains is among the least known of Lazio's protected areas; protecting over 3,500 hectares in the Carseolani mountain range, this protected area stands out as one of the best places for hikers looking for stunning views and landscapes. [caption id="attachment_347" align="alignright" width="300"]