Castelli Romani Half-Day Tour from Rome: Frascati and Castelgandolfi
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Hotel pickup included
- Led by a local guide
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.
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Rocca di Papa
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Wine tasting
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
Reviewed by: Carole A G, July 2014
This tour was very enjoyable. It was nice to see another part of Italy outside of Rome. The wine and delicious food in Frascati was an unexpected treat on this tour.
Reviewed by: mccabejohn69, June 2014
Very interesting itinerary and Kathleen our guide was excellent.