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Looney's Indoor Play Center offers kids a safe environment for merrymaking. An indoor play area for kids, with all safety precautions undertaken, are provided here. This space is exclusively for children under 12 years of age. This vast entertainment facility, spread across 3000 square meters (32292 square feet), is a perfect getaway, where children can enjoy and parents can relax. Entry fee to the park is charged by the hours; if you visit on weekends, you get a meal package included in your ticket price.
Villa Aldobrandini is a beautiful heritage site located in the Italian town of Frascati. Belonging to the Aldobrandini family, and constructed by Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini, the nephew of Pope Clement the VIII, this villa is famous for its 18th century architecture and beautiful gardens. This place also functions as an entertainment venue for concerts and other events.
Located on the outskirts of Rome, Casale Mattia is a famed brewery and winery which is also a constant attraction for the endless hordes of tourists visiting Rome every year. Housing wines created out of organic grapes grown on their vast stretch of farms, Casale Mattia offers a unique wine-tasting experience. You can also make purchases from their wine store of white wines and red wines. Authentic extra virgin olive oil is also on offer for purchase.
A pleasant stone-house located in the countryside, surrounded by vast green fields and pristine air, Donnardea is a family-owned and operated winery which has made producing fine wines a personal mission. Do not be fooled by the rustic beauty around you as the wine cellar is built with the most advanced technology, manipulated to maintain wines at the perfect temperature and condition. A natural park, designed specially for children adorns the premises of Donnardea, making it a popular place for children.
Casale Marchese is hidden away in the picturesque countryside of Rome. A historical mansion has been converted into this winery which produces authentic wines created by using grapes from their own vineyards. Casale Marchese is a family pursuit which has received much acclaim for its quality of wines on offer. A wine tasting extravaganza is a feature, which covers the history of this wine house as well as the process of wine-making.
On the outskirts of Rome on the Appia Antica, in a deserted patch of land where there are only anonymous tombs and burials and the remains of some badly preserved Roman monuments, you will come across the ruins of an ancient tower built completely of tufa: the so-called red tower. This monument is also known as the Torre in Selce, because of the flint quarries in the vicinity. It probably dates back to a period between the 12th and 13th Centuries and is enclosed by a small fortress.
The Villa Dei Quintilli is a museum as well as an archaeological site that may be visited while in Rome. The Villa belonged to the two Quintillius brothers, both senators, who were eventually beheaded. Before their tragic deaths, the wealthy brothers expanded their estate to include baths and even a hippodrome. The Villa Dei Quintilli is an archeological site of great importance and is open to visitors. The buildings are part of an archeological complex on Appian Way. Hours vary by time of year, call for details.
Poggio Le Volpi is a renowned winery that has been witness to Rome's wine tradition since decades. Housing wines of various flavors and maturity, this winery boasts of signature wines of Cesanese, Cannelino, Baccarossa, Epos and Edos. You can also make purchases on their winery premises and take away with you an intoxicating memory of Rome.
This is known as Hollywood on the Tevere; it had its golden age in the 1960s when great American film producers came to Rome, requiring use of the city's studios for their works. Cinecittà was founded in 1937 by Mussolini and many famous actors have walked through the entrance on Via Tuscolana: Fellini created his masterpieces here, Sergio Leone brought his spaghetti westerns to life in these studios and many of the industry greats have been on these sets. Cinecittà now plays host to several foreign productions. In the summer there are cinematography exhibitions and guided tours.
The Aqueduct Park is part of the huge Appia Antica Regional Park. It is one of the most fascinating places in Rome, where you can jog along the imposing ruins of six different romans aqueducts, as well as among the umbrella pines of the roman countryside. It spreads for 15 hectares from Cinecittà to the Appio Clauido areas. Some of the water conduits, as the Anio Vetus, the oldest one, run partly underground, but the massive arches of the Claudio duct are really a stunning view! The waterworks date back to different times from the Republican and Imperial ages to 1585 when Aqueduct Felice was built by Pope Sixtus V. They supplied Rome with water for over 850 years, until barbarian invasions destroyed the ducts. Only the Felice Aqueduct, the seventh one, is still in use for irrigation and to feed roman historical fountains. The park is open from dawn until dusk.
Located between the Via Appia Nuova and the Via Tuscolana, this is an excellent spot for photographs. The surroundings are dominated by the remains of three aqueducts: the Marcius aqueduct dating back to 140 BCE, the Claudius aqueduct from 52 CE, and the Felice aqueduct from 1500 It is possible to stroll among the ancient monuments. The Colli Albani in the background only add to the beauty of this spot.
Owned by the Zandotti family since 1734 is a flourishing winery specializing in cultivating different types of vines and then producing world class wines. Using centuries of experience and expertise, Cantine Conte Zandotti has an exquisite cellar set in a Roman cistern where you will find antique and rare wines.