Who doesn't remember La Dolce Vita, the 1960 masterpiece by Federico Fellini who photographed the magnificence of Rome in the sparkling years of the postwar renaissance? Following in the footprints of its protagonists Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg (but avoiding the extremely prohibited dip in the Trevi Fountain!), let us indulge in the atmosphere of the Capital, but not before facing the challenge of Italy's oldest course, the Acquasanta, and having played the course which will be hosting the Ryder Cup in 2022 in advance, the Marco Simone. From here, perhaps an episode in the greenery of Umbria or rather a journey south to the heel of the Italian boot, where the sea, architectural beauty and fine food are a true triumph of pleasure.
Rome is the capital of Italy even when speaking of golf. Tradition permeates the air here: the Circolo del Golf Roma Acquasanta, in the southern part of the city, is Italy's oldest course. It is living testimony to the origins of golf in Italy, and visitors can feel it immediately in the ambiance upon entering the sober clubhouse of English inspiration. Indeed English diplomats were the ones who founded this club at the beginning of the century. Over time, few concessions were made to modernization: no ostentation, but rather a hushed elegance that is slightly snobbish.
Proceeding 16 kilometers south towards Lake Albano, we find the Country Club Castelgandolfo, an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones in an ancient volcanic crater. The clubhouse