An English-speaking driver/guide will welcome you at your centrally hotel in Rome and starts drive along the ancient Appian way for a while and then onto the modern Appian route. After one hour you will reach The Alban hills so recently called The Roman Castles .Those hill towns of ancient and medieval origin are celebrated for their lush green scenery, volcanic lakes, authentic cuisine, and local white wines. Your first stop will be at the town of Castel Gandolfo which became the property of the popes. At the end of the 16th and early 17th centuries, aristocratic Romans began to build luxurious villas in and around the Castelli Romani Hill towns, just as the ancients had done. The popes decided that they too should have a country villa in the Roman hill towns, and the papal residence in Castel Gandolfo is the result. Next destination will be Ariccia where you will enjoy various types of cured pork and the undisputed queen of Italian pork belly: the roasted, crispy and spicy porchetta in an atmosphere rich in art and historic buildings.
Once there, you may visit the historical and architectural works of the artist Bernini and the religious importance of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria di Galloro.
Along your ride you will enjoy the view of Lakes Alban and Nemi. Lake Nemi in the past, was a place for fun and vacation of ancient romans. The name Nemi derives from latin Nemus or Holy wood and it is referred to the near wood which is dedicated to the goddess Diana, in fact, Lake Nemi is also called Dianas mirror.
After your lunch your driver takes you to Frascati or Monteporzio Catone to sample some local wine at one of the renowned vinery of the area where a local guide will enrich your experience telling you about wine production of the Roman Castles. Afterwards, you board on the van on the way to Rome. Your excursion will ends at your centrally accomodation in Rome.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Duration: 7 Hrs
Departure Time :
Departure Details :
your centrally-located hotel in Rome
Return Details :
your hotel centrally-located hotel in Rome
Cancellation Policy : Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
OverviewEscape the heat and hustle of Rome with a half-day trip around the hill towns of Castelli Romani. Delve into the authentic rustic culture of Italy and the area around Rome. Rich in both natural and cultural heritage, the Roman Castles area makes for an astonishing tour from Rome. Tour led by an expert english speaking driver in a confortable air-conditioned minivan which ensures an intimate experience.
Know More about this tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Air - conditioned minivan
- English speaking driver
- Porchetta tasting
- wine tasting & local seasonal bruschettas
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant meals not included
Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
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