Castelli Romani Day Trip
Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome and visit the scenic hilltop towns of the Castelli Romani on a half-day or full-day tour! Relax on the journey through the idyllic Alban Hills, and enjoy stops at Lake Albano, Castelgandolfo and Frascati. Learn about the ancient villages’ history and culture from your driver and sample a glass of Frascati wine while learning about Castelli Romani wine production.
- Day trip to the Castelli Romani from Rome, led by an expert local driver.
- 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.
- Have lunch on a terrace overlooking the lake (optional)
- Sample a glass of Frascati wine in the town where it’s produced.
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Journey to the Roman Hills
Don’t let the word castles fool you. No, we are not in Scotland! Since the days of Ancient Rome, patrician families have frequented this region south of the city, dotted with castles that were once emperors’ homes. This tradition continues today as Romans still love to take refuge from the chaos of the city in Castelli Romani, where they appreciate the abundant vegetation, moderate climate and convenient location. During our driver-led Castelli Romani day trip you’ll learn the history and sample the cusine of the area.
Frascati Wine and Traditional Roman Cusine
Castelli Romani is known for its cuisine and Frascati, a locally produced white wine. There is no better place to sip this wine while savoring the olives, cheeses and porchetta as well as an array of typical Roman dishes, than in one of the local “Fraschette” taverns – found only in this region.
The Castelli are also known for the small towns nestling around its volcanic lakes. Castel Gandolfo, overlooking the Lake Albano, is where the Pope passes his summer vacation while the nearby Lake Nemi is famous for the strawberries that grow along its volcanic crater.
Please note: the proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different pick up/drop off locations or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact one of our tour coordinators to help them design their own tour.