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Hiking along a volcanic lake in Rome

How about hiking to not just one volcanic lake in Rome, but two? Combined with a lush forest, hidden caves, Roman secret canals, and a visit to the beautiful medieval town Nemi. Join this unique adventure near Rome and accessible by train!

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Hike along the same trail loved by international poets and writers!

“Holy wood”

This trail is a true adventure – from volcanic crater lakes at the feet of the Pope’s residence to lush forests to secret terraces based on the myths of Scottish anthropologist James George Frazer, inspired by the rex Nemorensis, the king of Nemi – there is so much to discover, enjoy, experience on this fun trail – with a stopover in the small town Nemi, with a beautiful panoramic view of lake Nemi near Rome.

Lake in Rome (Nemi)

Legends. Myths.  Welcome to the Kingdom of Rex Nemorensis

This hike is so much more than just a pretty view over a lake in Rome. You will discover the origins of the two volcanic crater lakes,  get to know the typical trees and animals of this area, and able to enjoy the authentic atmosphere of the isolated town of Nemi – while enjoying amazing views, a beautiful trail, and a vibrant certified hiking guide.

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How to get there: 

By train: From Rome, take the regional train and get off at the “Albano Laziale” stop. The exact meeting location will be communicated in your confirmation email.

The international hiking experience in Italy

With Sal, your international guide with a background in the entertainment industry, you will get an experience like no other:

Carefully researched trails, a well-organized experience from beginning to end, native, light-hearted and inclusive communication in English, German and Italian, and exclusive access to certain areas you can only discover with a guide.

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Exclusive Access

With Salvatore you will discover the beauties of Rome in its immense green spaces, you will immerse yourself in a world made up of monuments, aqueducts, ancient streets and immense parks.” – Stefano

A super special way to spend a few hours in nature outside and away from the hustle and bustle with Salvatore, a passionate person relaying Roman History in a fitting and healthy way. ” – Alizabeth

Awesome experience at a very reasonable price. Sal was a great host and conversationist. If I were in Rome longer I’d definitely book another hike with Sal. ” – Riley

Book your next adventure:

If you don’t find your favorite date or the calendar appears “empty”, this tour might still be available outside of our regular program. Get in touch here if you’re interested in this experience.

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Tired of socks, ties and other standard gifts? This year, make a special gift and give them an experience they will never forget!

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We also offer tailor-made and custom hikes for you alone, with partner, group, and for team building events.