Tuscany and Lazio. A perfect break for a trip
We have chosen some places between Tuscany and Lazio if you want to take a break from work before the great holidays!
Take a few days and enjoy a few days at the beach … but away from the crowded beaches.
We tell you about our trip!
In this weekend just past, we spent 3 days between Lazio and Tuscany, in the territories of Capalbio and Montalto Marina, between the sea, beautiful beaches, gardens, nature; in fact in these areas you can admire various landscapes.
First day: Montalto di Castro – Montalto Marina / Lazio
We arrive at Montalto di Castro, in the province of Viterbo, from Rome via the Via Aurelia. Just a few kilometers from Capalbio is a nice city center, comfortable and very close to the sea, where we immediately decide to stop in a well-equipped campsite to rest our bags and spend the day exploring the adjacent beach!
Pristine sand dunes, rich in vegetation, small and colorful little flowers, shrubs, pine forests and gray sand. You can take long and relaxing walks!
We recommend not to miss the sunset that will offer you beautiful colors and you will not regret it, and even the sea in the moonlight: it will guide you in romantic walks!
Second day: Vulci nature park – Borgo di Pianiano / Lazio
The following day we go to the Archaeological Park of Vulci, 15 minutes drive from the center of Montalto di Castro.
We have been around the park by bike! Highly recommended, it allows you to be faster between an archaeological area and another.
What to see here?
- Ancient Etruscan remains: Etruscan-Roman city, tombs, mithraeum
Pond of the Pellicone
Ponte della Badia and the medieval castle
You can get lost in the park for hours, among lush vegetation, meadows where you can have a picnic, paths along the river and paths that lead you to the castle.
Third day: Tarot Garden – Capalbio / Tuscany
In a small fraction of Capalbio, Pescia Fiorentina, we find “Giardino dei Tarocchi” (the Tarot Garden) surrounded by greenery!
We recommend visiting him for his “works” present, by the artist Niki de Saint Phalle.
The works are part of the garden … you will walk among colored sculptures, houses and fountains covered entirely with mosaics.
Mosaics of a thousand colors, mirrors, ceramics … these are the materials that animate the garden.
Absolutely to visit the main house: it has real rooms and furnishings, entirely covered with mirror mosaic. Millions of small pieces cover the inside and the outside.
What to say? 3 days have passed between natural and artistic beauties.
Arm yourself with camera and have a good trip!
Beautiful Ponza – Natural Arch – Latina – Italy
Are you in Ponza? Are you planning a trip to Ponza? You absolutely have to plan an excursion along the entire coast of the island.
We did it, with a small boat … we did the round ride!
Among the many attractions, it deserves a unique place, the natural arch of Ponza! Located east of the island, in a small creek, emerges out of the water of a clear green. It looks like an element in itself, but tied to the “earth” by the same rock and composition. Water is a translucent mirror with the reflection of the sun … you see the backdrop perfectly!
If your boat is not too big, you can go under the arch! A moment of almost darkness given by the shadow of the rock … The sun is waiting for you on the other side.
I recommend you take a dip and then go back to the island.
Camellias in bloom!
If you are in Caprarola, you can not visit the Palazzo Farnese. Here you will find an avenue (which from the entrance to the gardens leads you to the large garden) rich in these beautiful shrubs full of flowers, camellias.
We at Travel Notes were there at the end of March and found some of them already flourished.