|Subject: Re: Near Rome|
Janet's recommendation is a good one and Tivoli is about a 40 minute drive to the airport from there on good roads.
Another possibility is to stay at the lovely hotel, Park Villa Grazioli in Grottaferrata. Grottaferrata is very close to Frascati, Rocca di Papa and Castel Gondolfo (the town of the Pope's summer residence). These towns as you probably know are in the Castelli Romani area just south of Roma. Tivoli is a short drive as is the lovely, charming hill town of Anagni. Anagni is a wonderful town to spend a half day wandering the medieval streets, visiting the ancient church there and to have a delightful lunch in one of the nice small trattorie in the old town. If it is within your budget, a marvelous restaurant is in Acuto which is about 15 minutes from Anagni and no further from Grottaferrata.
The trip to Fiumicino should only take a half hour to drive the 29km from Grottaferrata.