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Nemi, strawberry capital of Italy

Maybe you have never heard of the town of Nemi, near Rome, but here in Europe it’s famous for being the strawberry capital of Italy! In June this lovely town, which lays among the beautiful Albani Hills, hosts the Strawberry festival which every year draws thousands of tourists; on this occasion, the local jewellers create the Golden Strawberry, a precious jewel made of silver and gold which is given to the winner of the strawberry competition.

But if you don’t like the sweet fleshy red fruit, don’t worry, the area has plenty to offer.
For instance, not far from Nemi (you just have to drive down the beautiful strada dei laghi or Road of the lakes for a couple of miles), there’s Castel Gandolfo, the Pope’ s summer residence; a palace designed by Carlo Maderno for Pope Urban VIII in the 17th and known for its enchanted beauty.

Foto Deblu68 Kleuske sunshinecity .

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