- 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 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.
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Rocca di Papa
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Wine tasting
- Hotel pick-up (only for certain hotels located in central Rome - to be reconfirmed by the supplier after booking)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Mojo, October 2016
Very interesting to have seen the little villages perched on the hill tops. Was hoping to have been able to see more of the Castel Gandolfo....in fact had thought we would be visiting it rather than just driving past. A fabulous lunch however.
Reviewed by: Nick S, September 2016
Fantastic half day tour away from the hustle and bustle of Rome. Enjoyed the scenery and the restaurant.. Meal and Frascati were excellent. Would have loved a bit of free time, 30-60 minutes to explore the village of Frascati. Excellent tour and great guide.