Holiday in Genzano, Rome, Lazio, Italy
This lovely old farmhouse is immersed in the vineyards and olive groves in the volcanic hill region south of Rome. It is an ideal place to enjoy the beautiful countryside, sip wine by the panoramic pool or just relax with a snack under the shady portico. The Castelli region is relatively unspoilt by tourism and offers a glimpse of the 'real' Italy. The nearest little town, Lanuvio,(just 5 minutes by car) has pre-Roman origins, and offers breathtaking views over the Pontine Marshes, to the Mediterranean sea beyond, and to the snow capped mountains of the Appenines. Here you can buy all necessary provisions from delightful quaint shops, including excellent breads cooked in wood-fired ovens. There are also many restaurants within easy reach offering a wide variety of Italian cuisine, and, of course, pizzas! La Bougainville is ideally placed for visits to Rome. The railway station is only one mile from here with direct connections into Rome's central station, Termini. From there you can take public transport to all the historic sites of the Eternal City. Trains run hourly and tickets are very cheap. Then, when you have had your fill of ruins, you know you can return to the peace of La Bougainville, and the cool of the pool, and the garden.