Day trip to the village of Calcata, near Rome

Share

Recently, my friend Laura and I, decided to head to Calcata for a short end-of-the-summer day trip.

The village of Calcata, is situated near Rome, in the outskirts of the Valle del Treja Natural Park (which is an easy 40 km drive from Rome – storms and hailing we`ve experienced apart).

The village is a large castle that is perched on top of  a volcanic plug. The fortifications, especially the gate passage, are extremely well-preserved and the entire village is worth exploring. Described by the New York Times as the “grooviest village in Italy”.

The population consists largely of a community of artists, bohemians, hippies and New Age types, with their associated galleries and cafes.

 

image (5)

 

It is a great day out (especially if you combine it with a local sagra), and often hosts various events such as piano recitals, poetry and art classes.

We absolutely loved its quirkiness!

You may also like

7 comments

  1. A person essentially lend a hand to make severely posts I might state. This is the very first time I frequented your web page and to this point? I surprised with the analysis you made to create this particular post amazing. Great task!

  2. I have recently started a blog, the information you provide on this web site has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work. “Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated.” by Paulette Bates Alden.

  3. you’re in reality a excellent webmaster. The web site loading velocity is incredible. It sort of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick. Also, The contents are masterpiece. you have done a magnificent process in this topic!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *