Published: 04/05/2014


Rome is not only the Coliseum , the Roman Forum , the Spanish Steps , the Vatican. There are plenty of other places, even in the immediate vicinity , which alone would make the fortune of the touristic activity in any other city.
July and August are the best months to plan an extended stay.
The influx of tourists is not as intense as in the spring months , making it easy to visit the most famous places , and also the traffic is less intense thus making it easier to move .
For those who have therefore planned a stay of at least a week in Rome , we propose here a series of events and places to visit to discover the city and its surroundings from points of view that are different from the usual ones.
The Opera of Rome 2014 summer season at the Baths of Caracalla
From June 24 to August 9, 2014

Carmen, the opera by Bizet revisited by the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, will open  the season on June 24.
On June 27 and 28, the Japanese company The Tokyo Ballet , among  the most famous in the world , will present some of the creations of one of the most important choreographers of all time , Maurice Béjart .
From July 3 to 15 , the classic ballet The Swan Lake by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky will come back to Caracalla, with the choreography by Patrice Bart .
On July 25 , Roberto Bolle and Friends fascinating spectacle .
Between July 14 and August 9 La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini will be represented and between July 23 and August 8, The Barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini .

Porta Portese Flea Market
Porta Portese is the largest and most famous Sunday market of the capital. It stretches from Via Portuense to Via Ippolito Nievo , reaching up to Viale Trastevere and of course the square from which it takes its name,  Piazza Porta Portese .
Porta Portese is so big and diverse that you can find everything!

Tips: it opens very early , around 6:00 a.m., then it closes around 2:00 p.m.

Archeological Site of Ostia Antica
The Roman Theatre, located inside the archaeological site of Ostia Antica, is extremely impressive especially in the summer evenings when theatrical performances, concerts, comedies and so on are often organized. Definitely a place to visit !

The coast
Few people probably know that Rome is the European city who has the longest coastline , about 20 km. Much of this coast is sandy and accessible for bathing. The most beautiful part of the coast is to the south-east with the Capocotta beach which has some of the best preserved stretches of coastal dunes from all over Italy and is part of the Natural Reserve Roman Coast .

How to get there: at Porta San Paolo station ( Pyramid ) station take the train to Ostia Lido.
VILLA ADRIANA, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, includes residential buildings , spas, nymphs, pavilions , gardens that alternate according to a distribution that is quite unusual , not reflecting the usual sequence of villas and domus , even the imperial ones.
International Festival of Villa Adriana
From June 16, 2014 to July 20, 2014
The fifth edition of the International Festival of Villa Adriana - New York , sponsored by the Lazio Region and produced by “Fondazione Musica per Roma” in collaboration with MIBAC - Regional Direction of Cultural Heritage of Lazio and the town of Tivoli .
Villa D'Este, masterpiece of the Italian Garden and World Heritage, with its impressive concentration of fountains, nymphs , grottoes, plays of water, and music is a much-copied model for European gardens in the Mannerism and Baroque.
How to get there: from Tiburtina station take train towards Pescara / Avezzano / Tivoli .

Gardens of Ninfa are typical English gardens located in the disappeared medieval town of Ninfa, of which only ruins remain today; some of the ruins have been restored during the creation of the garden.
Tips : Visit the old town of Sermoneta rich of evidences from the early Iron Age to the Middle Age up to the present days .
How to get there: from Termini station take the train to Latina Scalo and shuttle or taxi to Sermoneta
July: Stay 7 nights at St. John Villa at the price for twin / double room 620 € (310 € per person). The price includes breakfast, does not include the city tax of 2 € per person per day . Extra day € 70 per room.
August: Stay 7 nights at St. John Villa at the price for twin / double room 540 € (270 € per person). The price includes breakfast, does not include the city tax of 2 € per person per day . Extra day € 60 per room.
The price includes a complimentary bottle of wine and one of our exclusive tours of Rome, accompanied by a specialized guide!
" The Dawn of the Christian Rome"
Spectacular and exciting tour: St. John Lateran, the ancient Aurelian Walls, Porta Asinara, Castrensian Amphitheatre, Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme (visit), Porta Maggiore, Basilica of San Lorenzo fuori le Mura (visit).
The package can only be booked by contacting us by mail or phone
Phone: +39 340 1586022

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