The Casale Doria Pamphilj is a great starting point for exploring the historic sights of Rome and the surrounding nature.

You can choose to travel by car or by train, the station of Maccarese/Fregene is just a few kilometres from the Casale.There are trains every hour that will take you to San Pietro station in just 15 minutes allowing you to reach St Peter's Basilica on foot, or by continuing up to Trastevere station, to wander through the narrow streets, or even further to Ostiense Station home to Eataly Rome.

The last stop is Roma Termini station from where you can visit the thermal baths of Diocletian right in front of the station square, and Via Nazionale up to the Palazzo delle Esposizioni.

If, instead, you want to discover the beauties of the Lazio region, here are some tips for places just as rich in history to visit away from the city:

Necropoli of Banditaccia
Via della Necropoli, 43/45, 00052 Cerveteri RM - (+39) 06 994 0001 - CLOSED ON MONDAYS
A UNESCO site since 2004, it is the finest example of Etruscan funerary architecture, extending to the west of the city, on a tufa plateau of approximately 100 hectares. Of great interest is the new multimedia tour; 3D videos are shown inside eight tombs in an attempt to recreate the environment, as it looked originally and at the time of its discovery.
Three charming villages overlook Lake Bracciano: Bracciano, Anguillara Sabazia and Trevignano Romano
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Legend has it that under the waters of the lake, of volcanic origin, there was a part of the sunken city; the emerged part would be called Bracciano due to its shape.
The forum, the ancient theatre and the round temple are some of the Roman ruins that make up the famous archaeological site of Ostia Antica.
The area is a collection of various interesting environments: starting with the Mediterranean scrub behind the dunes and the most beautiful and preserved Mediterranean wood of the Lazio coast. In the areas close to the pond of Focene, what remains of the ancient Maccarese pond, a valuable hygrophilous wood still survives, one of the largest along the coast.
For reservations and information: - (+39) 339 15.88.245
After deeming the port of Ostia unsuitable, the Emperor Claudius around the first century AD commissioned the design of a port centre dedicated to Rome. Work on this project of Pharaonic proportions, began in 42 AD, and took about twenty years of back-breaking work. The Oasi stretches around Lake Traiano. The perfect hexagonal-shaped harbour covering some 33 hectares, besides being a work of exceptional historical value, represents an essential resting point for migratory water birds during their long journey between the Mediterranean regions and northern European where nesting takes place and vice versa.
It is only open two days a week, please call (+39) 06 58.80.880
Great stretches of fine sand for relaxing walking behind the sea, even during the winter time.