Santa Marinella is a charming sea town in the Province of Rome. It is located about 60 km from Rome and 9 Km from the international cruise port of Civitavecchia.
Santa Marinella is widely known as the “pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea”, mainly due to its location on the sea and the climate. On the territory of Santa Marinella there are numerous archaeological sites dating back to the Etruscan, Roman and Middle Ages.
Two charming villages, San Gregorio da Sassola and Sambuci, located respectively 10km and 15km from the town of Tivoli are known thanks to their historic castles, which are the landmarks not only of these two villages, but of the entire region Latium.
San Gregorio da Sassola is located on a hillside. The medieval center of the village (borgo), with its castle has the origin in the middle of the 10th century. It was built as a defense of the first settlement. Its protective function was lost the value within centuries, and the castle became the residence of the rich people.
Erice (Erice) is a small town in the western part of Sicily located on the top of the mountain . It seems to be floating , soaring in the clouds, at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level. According to legend, Eryx (Erice), son of the goddess of love and fertility Venus, built on top of the mountain majestic temple in honor of his mother, and thus founded the city , which was named after him. In the XII century the castle surrounded by high walls was built on the place of the temple . It also was named in honor of the goddess of love - Venus. Nowadays, the castle is owned by municipality of Erice and it is the venue for wedding ceremonies on the sea.