- 5-hour Lazio wine tour from Rome to Castelli Romani
- Admire panoramic views from Piazzale Marconi’s terraces in the town of Frascati
- Walk around two impressive volcanic lakes: Lake Albano and Lake Nemi
- Explore Castel de Paolis and enjoy a wine-tasting session with light snacks on a panoramic terrace
- Relax in the scenic village of Aricca and enjoy a plate of porcetta -- a Castelli Romani specialty
What You Can Expect
First stop is picturesque Frascati -- the best-known Castelli Romani village, famous for its crisp white wine. Soak up the slower pace of life away from frenetic Rome, and admire views toward the Tyrrhenian Sea from the terraces of Piazzale Marconi. On a clear day you can even see Rome, and the outline of St Peter’s Basilica in the distance.
Continue to Castel Gandolfo – the papal summer residence – and stroll around Lake Albano. This impressive lake is said to have been formed when two volcanic craters overlapped, forming the Lazio’s region’s deepest pool of water.
Next, head to nearby Castel de Paolis wine estate where you'll spend your afternoon. Tour the family run winery, and hear about its advanced winemaking processes has given their wine a burgeoning international reputation. After your tour, amble over to the panoramic terraces that overlook the vineyards and sit down for a tasting session, sampling several of the estate’s beautiful red and white wines including campo vecchio, Frascati superiore and rosathea. Alongside your wine, enjoy a selection of locally produced breads, meats and cheeses.
Leave the winery and head to Lake Nemi, an ancient volcanic lake that’s known locally as Diana’s Mirror – referencing the Roman goddess Diana whose temple once stood here. Stroll around the scenic lake in the shade of the trees that frame it, and then finish with a final visit to the village of Aricca. Relax here, enjoying a plate of porcetta (the region’s famous spit-roast pork) while admiring the village’s Church of the Assumption with its Bernini-designed dome. Then return to Rome, where your tour ends.