Tag: Lazio

Rome Countryside

A long weekend in the Rome countryside

Rome is such a draw, such an over-achiever, that many travelers never see some of Italy’s finest historical treasures in the nearby rolling hills...
Lazio

Hospitality, Lazio style

“You must try fario!” our host exclaimed. “Brown trout love our Amiene River,” he continued, “and they thrive only in such pure waters as...
Monastery of Saint Benedict

Monastery of Saint Benedict

Benedict of Norcia established numerous monastic communities in sixth-century Italy. The first one, now known as the Monastery of Saint Benedict, was built at...
Casetel di Tora, Italy

Castel di Tora, Italy

Castel di Tora, just over an hour from Rome on the autostrada, is a world away.  Perched on a hill above Lake Turano, the...
Montecassino

Montecassino

Montecassino Abbey is an impressive work of art with extraordinary mosaics, carvings and frescoes, as well as a thriving Benedictine monastery.  Founded by Saint...
Cammino di San Benedetto

Along Italy’s Cammino di San Benedetto

31 October 2016. The earthquakes of October destroyed the Basilica of Saint Benedict in Norcia and have restricted access to the northernmost stretches of...
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