The ancient city of Sutri in the Italian region of Lazio, just 50km north of Rome, is full of notable sights, and is also a delightful place to relax and enjoy village life. Situated on a narrow hill of tufo rock, surrounded by ravines, it is certainly picturesque. With origins dating back to the Bronze age, it’s no wonder the city has historical sites, which are absolute must-sees. Take the Roman amphitheatre, excavated out of the tuff rock – an impressive monument believed to be first century Rome, where spectators stood rather than sat. Around the amphitheatre, tombs are cut into the rock, which are worth exploring, as is the Santa Maria del Parto – a mithraeum, a place of worship constructed in a cave. It’s no surprise that Sutri received an orange flag for presenting numerous historical-cultural attractions. In the town you can digest everything you’ve seen in one of the attractive cafes or restaurants. Renowned for its local meats, cheeses and mushrooms, don’t be shy, have a feast washed down with a glass of crisp, local wine.