Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Lazio, the Cistercian abbeys of Trisulti, Casamari, Valvisciolo, and Fossanova reveal a rich tapestry of history, spirituality, and architectural marvels. Originating in 12th-century France, the Cistercian order's principles of simplicity, labor, and self-sufficiency have left an enduring mark on Europe and beyond. Casamari Abbey, the Italian headquarters of the order, stands as a testament to their balanced way of life, while Trisulti Abbey offers a haven of tranquility in the Ernici Mountains. Valvisciolo Abbey's vineyards and olive groves exemplify self-sustainability, and Fossanova Abbey showcases a blend of architectural styles. Guided by their devotion to a harmonious existence, the Cistercians embody values of simplicity, education, and community. Their influence resonates across various spiritual paths, offering insights into balanced living. For travelers seeking an escape from Rome's urban rhythm, a day trip from the QuodLibet Bed and Breakfast provides a unique opportunity. These abbeys beckon with their historical significance and serene beauty, inviting visitors to reflect on spirituality and culture while savoring the present moment. In summary, the Cistercian abbeys in Lazio stand as witnesses to a remarkable legacy, inviting exploration of their cultural and spiritual significance.
Embark on a captivating journey from QuodLibet, our esteemed bed and breakfast in Rome, to the hidden gem of Alatri. Discover the enigmatic Pelasgian civilization through the ancient polygonal walls, a testament to their ingenuity. Uncover legends of the Holy Grail and Knights Templar, adding intrigue to your visit. Immerse yourself in the picturesque Monti Ernici and savor the flavors of Ciociaria's cuisine. Experience the rich history, warm hospitality, and untapped beauty of Alatri on this immersive day trip from Rome's bustling streets.
Escape the beaten path and embark on an unforgettable journey from Rome to the hidden treasures of Ciociaria. This unexplored region, just a short distance from the bustling city, holds a wealth of historical wonders and breathtaking landscapes. Discover the medieval charm of Alatri and Fumone, wander through the picturesque village of Collepardo, and be enchanted by the spiritual ambiance of the Charterhouse of Trisulti. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Abbey of Casamari, where time seems to stand still. Experience the allure of Ciociaria, a hidden gem off the tourist radar, and uncover its rich heritage and natural beauty. Join us for an extraordinary day trip that will take you on a journey of discovery into a world untouched by mass tourism
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Unesco World Heritage Site, the Val d'Orcia is one of the most famous areas in Italy. If you think about Tuscany, and its landscapes, then usually the picture you are imagining is taken in Val D'Orcia. The Val d'Orcia is south of Siena, just north of the border with the Lazio Region (the region of … Continue reading From Rome to Val d’Orcia. An easy one day excursion.
Montepulciano is a wonderful hilltop town in Tuscany in province of Siena famous for its wines and famous for its nice untouched middle age city centre. Some of the best food and wine experiences in Italy, some of the best wine tasting possibilities, all surrounded by the magic of the Tuscan Country side. From Rome … Continue reading From Rome to Montepulciano, one day trip