Tivoli – Villas, Waterfalls, and Centuries of History in One Charming Italian Town – Day 4 – Part 1

We wanted to spend the first part of our fourth day in Tivoli exploring Villa Adriana, or Hadrian’s Villa.  Of all of the attractions in Tivoli, this one is the largest, and also the most tricky to get to, as it is located a bit outside of the town, closer to the area known as…

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Taking in the Healing Waters of Italy’s Fiuggi – Day 3 – Part 2

Fiuggi, or the ancient city of Anticoli di Campagna, as it was called at the time, was considered a Roman “castro,” or fortress.  It had towers and defensive walls, which surrounded the town center.  It wasn’t until 1911 that the name of Anticoli was changed to Fiuggi, in honor of the water that emerged from…

Taking in the Healing Waters of Italy’s Fiuggi – Day 3 – Part 1

Like everyone else who comes to Fiuggi, we wanted to take advantage of the spas and the healing waters, but there are also places to explore, and things to discover.  So, we decided that we would spend the morning hours out and about, seeing the sights, while the afternoon’s would be reserved for water massages,…

Taking in the Healing Waters of Italy’s Fiuggi – Day 2

The newer part of town, Fuiggi Fonte, only dates back to the Middle Ages.  This is where the majority of hotels and spas are located.  The older part, Fiuggi Citta, sits on a hill behind Fiuggi Fonte.  Fiuggi Fonte only came into existence with the discovery of the healing properties of the local spring, but…

Taking in the Healing Waters of Italy’s Fiuggi – Day 1

Acqua di Fiuggi has always been my preferred bottled water, ever since I first spotted it in a grocery store in New York City.  I always try to have a few bottles on hand at home.  So, you can only imagine my delight when I realized that the actual town of Fiuggi was relatively close…