If you can pronounce it, visit Pescocostanzo. A two to three drive from Rome, it will get you skiing in the winter and a cool weekend break in August. Stay at il Peschio where each room, named after a day of the week, is fantastically quaint with brightly tiled bathrooms, some skylights, and a quick walk to the center. Eat at Ristorante Paolino and sample some amazing truffle pasta and lamb chops. Ask il Peschio's owners Elena and Alessio where to find the famous forest for hiking, and ask to sample some local cheeses. Tell them Olivia sent you!
Map of Pescocostanzo, Abruzzo IT