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CASAL PALOCCO. Situated about 25 km south-west of Rome on
the way to
the coast. Housing modern detached and semi-detached villas. Several
shopping centres. Heavy traffic to Rome, light within Casal Palocco.
Reasonable public transport and good sporting (but few other recreational)
facilities. One foreign school (Southlands English School in Rome).
CASTELLI ROMANI. 13 villages situated in the Alban Hills about 20 km
south-east of Rome near the lakes Albano and Nemi. The most famous are
Castel Gandolfo (the Pope Summer residence), Albano (residential,
renowned for the the lake), Nemi (lake and strawberries with cream),
Genzano (flower festival and oven cooked bread), Ariccia (pork ham),
Marino (wine), Grottaferrata and Frascati (elegant and residential, with
many restaurants, recreational facilities), Monteporzio Catone (good air
and cuisine). Mainly small shops (but also supermarkets) and open markets.
Heavy traffic along the main roads especially
at weekends. Good public transport to Rome. Two foreign schools
(Castelli International School, Castelli Kindergarten). Living in the Castles
means experiencing a particular dimension made of good cuisine, quiet,
nature, inspiring sunsets, a human (and nearly forgotten elsewhere) pace of
life and of relations.
EUR. Situated on southern outskirts of Rome. Housing built from 1930s
onwards (Mussolini's new city). Small food shops, elegant boutiques and
numerous supermarkets. Heavy traffic, buildings have garages. Good public
transport and recreational facilities.
VIA APPIA ANTICA. It is the ancient Appian way. Exclusive villas with
gardens. No local shopping facilities. Traffic in some zones. Limited public
transport and few (and expensive) recreational facilities, such as the Rome
Golf Club. One foreign school (Britannia International School).
VIA APPIA NUOVA. It is the modern Appian way, which is parallel to the
ancient one. Nevertheless it is a very different street. In the most central part
(just out of S.Giovanni, Re di Roma, Alberone, Ponte Lungo), the housing
was built at the beginning of this century, particularly during the fascist
period. It was populated at that time by the lower middle class that was the
backbone of the regime.
Today it is a residential middle class quarter, except the neighborhood called
Alberone, i.e. the "big tree" (that gives the name to the place), which is more
popular and working class.
Going out of Rome modern zones follow, which have in common with the
previous ones excellent shopping and transport facilities (metro line A).
After Rome's horse track "Capannelle" and the Ciampino airport the country
side begins, lined by most impressive aqueducts. After a few kilometers the
Roman Castles (Castelli Romani) begin up in the hills. And you will find
yourself in another dimension. (please see above).