Nemi is part of our #rethinkingRome program – which makes the “off-the beaten-track” town the protagonist of travelers’ Rome itinerary – and leaves the bustling, hot-spot, center of the capital city for one or two days – or even a day-trip for those who have already been (the city’s beauty changes with each visit – so we suggest repeat visitors to see it differently each time they pass through).

For visitors who know Rome, we suggest reserving our favorite, intimate (and much less expensive!) B&B overlooking the jewel lake, having a leisurely breakfast cappuccino on the terrace or in the little, private, B&B garden, and heading to the crowded capital for a day (no one can stay away entirely from spectacularly beautiful and unique Rome, nor should they!)… and getting back to Nemi with a private driver, just in time for a prosecco with wild strawberries aperitivo at dusk on the panoramic terrace (the bewitching hour). The extra cost of a private car is well worth it because dinner in one of the town’s small, local trattoria with homemade pastas and local specialties, is as good as any found in Rome where one would pay at least double.

More adventurous travelers can hire a private driver that can take them through the twisting hills on beautiful (but very dark) country roads in the surrounding “Castelli”. Here they can experience one of the best meals of their trip in one of the many outstanding restaurants in this area, known by to have some of Italy’s and perhaps Europe’s finest restaurants.

We love suggesting our favorite, which has earned us countless thank-you tweets-posts-hand-written notes and even telephone calls from visitors who have eaten their way through Italy (and perhaps the world). The restaurant’s impeccably beautiful décor (and the adjoining luxury boutique hotel), in addition to its wonderfully rich menu has earned it the status of: “lifetime memory-maker.”

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