Finding gems along the Aurelian walls, Rome’s ancient ramparts

Most visitors to Rome will come across the Aurelian walls framing the old city at some point during their sight-seeing. But not so many will consider these stunning ancient treasures a priority. I would argue that these ramparts are a sight worth admiring and taking note of in themselves. A walk along the walls is … More Finding gems along the Aurelian walls, Rome’s ancient ramparts

Gaeta: a precious pearl on the southern Lazio coast

Gaeta is situated close to Southern Lazio’s border with Campania. It has played an important role in military history since ancient times, changing hands constantly over the centuries. Testimony to this is the huge  Aragonese-Angevin castle dominating its skyline. I had wanted to come here for a while, mainly because I had heard the town … More Gaeta: a precious pearl on the southern Lazio coast