- Half-day trip to Castelli Romani from Rome, led by an expert local guide
- Admire the scenery of the Alban Hills where the pretty Castelli Romani towns are found
- Visit Lake Albano and Castelgandolfo, the summer home of the pope
- Explore the pretty towns of Rocca di Papa and Grottaferrata
- Sample a glass of Frascati in the town where it's produced
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What You Can Expect
Leave the city and head to the Alban Hills to visit Castelli Romani, a region of pretty hill towns famed for their ancient history and highly regarded wine. First stop is Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the pope. The tranquil little town is built on the shores of Lake Albano, an impressive stretch of water that was formed after two volcanic craters overlapped.
Stroll around the lake and the town with your guide and then visit two nearby Castelli Romani towns called Rocca di Papa and Grottaferrata. Both are known for their culture and gastronomic delicacies, both of which your guide will explain as you explore. Hear of porchetta, the succulent and juicy boneless pork joint that’s a regional specialty, and learn about the Basilica Monastery of Santa Maria – an enchanting 15th-century church.
Travel to the northern part of the Alban Hills to the village of Frascati – popular for its breathtaking views and production of Frascati wine, a sweet and refreshing white. Stop in a cellar to sample a glass of the local wine, and then enjoy some time at leisure to wander around the village.
Meet your guide back at the pre-arranged point and then return to Rome. Your tour finishes with a drop-off near Rome Termini Station, or another central location.
This is trip is not to be missed if you have a few days in Rome.The Tour guide was excellent and the driver went out of his way to show us special views.The fantastic food and Frascati wine was an additional bonus that we weren't aware of when we booked.This trip is amazing value for money- thank you!
As I had been to Rome before I thought this would be something different to do and get out of the city. So glad I did, seeing a bit of the countryside, having a meal in the lovely town of Frascati and seeing the magnificent views from higher up. Would highly recommend this tour to see a little bit more than just the city of Rome.
I really enjoyed this tour, the roman countryside is a soothing alternative to the city and the food/wine was very good. Don't miss out on this tour.
It was excellent value for money the meal was really tasty I would recommend it as did the rest of the family
This was a highlight on our trip! Tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Frascati was and the lunch w/ wine was just perfect. We bought two bottles of wine.
excellent guide - fantastic locations - light meal in frascati with the local frascati wine was a brilliant end to the itinerary
We liked all the tours and this one as well. I think it took a bit more than a half day and there was a lot to see. We did not actually tour a castle. It was a drive buy. We had a lunch provided and wine at a nice resturant. It was not a winery as we thought when signing up. Read the tour offering closely. Everyone was pretty happy on the way back as you could drink all you wanted.
Omg this was a great tour, very scenic and we could not believe the food and wine they served. Restaurant owners where wonderful. Would highly recommend this tour
This tour was absolutely fabulous. We were picked up on time, driven to the tour facility, greeted by the tour guide who was amazing, knowledgeable, informative, and most of all very entertaining! I would recommend this tour to anyone staying in Rome for a few days.
Pleasantly surprised at the quality of the wine and food servered. Guide was wonderful