- 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
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 Castelgandolfo, 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.
Great half day tour. Perfect if you want to leave the hectic Rome crowds and see the countryside
Good professionally conducted tour, with interesting and informative commentary. If some kind of tour of each of the villages was possible, instead of the food and wine provision, this may be an alternative. Would recommend.