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The best of Italy - historic sites within two hours of Rome

ESCAPE, EXPLORE AND DISCOVER: THE BEST OF ITALIAN HISTORY WITHIN Europcar moving your way TWO HOURS OF ROME Rome is packed with layers of history, but for travellers eager to explore beyond the streets of the Eternal City, Europcar makes it easy to delve even deeper into Italy's captivating past. Whether you're interested in ancient ruins, Renaissance architecture or modern industrial advances, there's sure to be an historic site you'll enjoy in the scenic countryside around the Italian capital. Rent a car in Rome today and embark on an unforgettable driving tour of these fascinating historical attractions, all located less than two hours' drive from Rome. CIVITA CASTALLANA TARQUINIA BASSANO ROMANO ALLUMIERE CIVITAVECCHIA BRACCIANO OLMETTI SANTA MARINELLA LADISPOLI ROME FRÉGANAE Begin your Roman road trip with a visit to the Necropoli di Tarquinia, a vast Etruscan cemetery complex famous for its painted rock-cut tombs, before journeying south to marvel at Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, the magnificent 15th-century residence of the Orsini and Borgia families. Next, explore the ruined city of Ostia Antica, once the primary port of Rome and now a fascinating archaeological attraction where you can easily imagine life in ancient times. 1- NECROPOLI DI TARQUINIA Distance: 62 miles Journey Time: 1:23 Petrol: $19.60 or €14.68 E 2- CASTELLO ORSINI-ODESCALCHI Distance: 31 miles Journey Time: 1:15 Petrol: $9.88 or €7.40 3 - OSTIA ANTICA Distance: 15 miles Journey Time: 0:44 Petrol: $5.21 or €3.91 CARSOLI CELANO GUIDONIA PASCINA TIVO 4 SUBIACO ROME PALESTRINA FRESCATI SORA VELI FERENTINO FROSINONE CAPRANO LATINA Stroll through the Renaissance palace and gardens at the Villa d'Este, just a short drive north-east of Rome, before continuing on to spot the distinctive square towers of Castello Piccolomini perched dramatically on a hilltop. Contemplate the mix of historic artefacts and contemporary art at the Scuderie Aldobrandini, the former stables of the Villa Aldobrandini, before concluding your road trip at the Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, a vast collection of 20th-century artefacts that includes toys, machinery, vehicles, weapons and more. 4 - VILLA D'ESTE Distance: 20 miles Journey Time: 0:53 Petrol: $15.24 or €11.42 5 - PICCOLOMINI CASTLE Distance: 73 miles Journey Time: 1:33 Petrol: $27.72 or €20.77 6 - SCUDERIE ALDOBRANDINI Distance: 12 miles Journey Time: 0:45 Petrol: $4.91 or €3.68 7 - MUSEO PIANA DELLE ORME Distance: 48 miles Journey Time: 1:25 Petrol: $13.64 or €10.22

The best of Italy - historic sites within two hours of Rome

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This illustrated map from Europcar features a round-up of some of Italy's finest historical attractions, all to be found within a two hour drive of Rome. The piece contains a number of best-loved att...


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