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  • Pope’s Summer Residence Tour with Lunch

    1. Pope’s Summer Residence Tour with Lunch

    Enjoy a unique half-day tour from Rome that will take you to the lovely town of Castel Gandolfo where you will visit the Papal Palace and its stunning landscaped gardens. Castel Gandolfo, built on the site of the legendary ancient settlement of Alba Longa, is one of Italy’s most picturesque towns and has been home to the Papal summer retreat since 1596. Situated in the Regional Park of the Castelli Romani, it enjoys splendid views over the beautiful Lake Albano, which you will be able to admire from the grounds of the Apostolic Palace. On this tour, you will be able to explore the up-to-now hidden gems of this glorious private residence with an audio-guide in the language of your choice. Following this, you will have the opportunity to see the gorgeously manicured Barberini Gardens and the impressive ruins of Emperor Domitian’s villa, before enjoying a lunch prepared with fresh produce ...

    Bus was clean and comfortable Activity was well organized Only disappointment was the lunch

  • From Rome: Full-Day Pompeii and its Ruins

    2. From Rome: Full-Day Pompeii and its Ruins

    Join this amazing journey through space and time, entering Pompeii: a unique document of Greco-Roman life.  Begin your journey down the “Highway of the Sun”, passing through the famous Roman countryside, Castelli Romani. Enjoy incredible views of the Mediterranean, Mount Vesuvius, and countless historic sites. You will also enjoy a short sight of the city, the seashore and the gulf of Naples. After stopping for a traditional Italian lunch, make your way to the UNESCO Archaeological Site of Pompeii with Skip the Line Tickets. Spend the afternoon exploring this once thriving city that was frozen in time by layers of volcanic ash. Pompeii remained buried under a layer of pumice stones and ash 19 to 23 feet (6 to 7 meters) deep. The city’s sudden burial served to protect it for the next 17 centuries from vandalism, looting and the destructive effects of climate and heavy weather.  After y...

    It was a good experience, we really liked it. The only complain I have is that they don’t let you go to a nearby hotel for the pick up, and the directions of the other location are far from downtown.

  • Rome: Private 3.5-Hour Castelli Romani Wine Tasting Tour

    3. Rome: Private 3.5-Hour Castelli Romani Wine Tasting Tour

    On this 3.5-hour excursion you’ll head out of Rome with your private driver to the wooded hills of Castelli Romani. The name of the area translates as Roman castles, but in reality it simply refers to a collection of wine-producing hills just southeast of Rome. The tour, priced for a group of up to 4 people, stops at Antico Casale, where you’ll meet the winemaker and then tour the vineyard and cellars. Learn how the wine is produced and maybe even sample a grape fresh off of the vine. After the winery tour, you’ll sit down for a tasting session and sample 3 varieties of wine that are produced here. The first wine you’ll taste is a white Frascati DOCG, which means the wine has its designation of origin guaranteed. The second is a red wine IGP, which has a protected geographical indication. And last but not least, taste a sweet Cannellino wine.  Each wine is paired with a delicious Ita...

    Everything was smooth, from the pick-up at the hotel until return. We got very nice explanation about grapes, olives and production and saw really nice scenery. The wine tasting was 2 white and 1 red wine which we really enjoyed together with small finger foods. We also got more insight to how to fully enjoy the aroma and the wine. All in all a fantastic experience that I would highly recommend!

  • Rome: Wine Tasting and Pizza Making Class at a Vineyard

    4. Rome: Wine Tasting and Pizza Making Class at a Vineyard

    Depart from Rome with your private driver and head to the wooded hills of Castelli Romani. Arrive at Antico Casale and meet the vineyard’s winemaker. Enjoy a tour of the cellars and vineyard and learn about how wine is produced. After you tour, meet the vineyard’s chef, who will conduct a pizza-making class. Learn how to make a traditional Italian pizza, which you’ll get to taste after the class. While at the vineyard, enjoy a wine tasting of local wines.

  • From Rome: Private Countryside Wine Tasting with Lunch

    5. From Rome: Private Countryside Wine Tasting with Lunch

    Experience the best of Italy's renowned wine and food culture on this day trip from Rome. After getting picked up from your hotel, head out of the Eternal City to a winery located in the countryside of Castelli Romani. Upon arrival at the winery, which is one of the oldest in the area, enjoy a sample of some of the region's best wines and learn more about the winemaking process from the producers themselves. Afterward, sit down to a delicious lunch made from the best products in the region. After lunch, spend some time exploring the spectacular scenery of the region before beginning the journey back to your hotel in Rome.

  • Rome: Private Wine Tour and Pasta Making Class in a Winery

    6. Rome: Private Wine Tour and Pasta Making Class in a Winery

    On this 5-hour excursion, you will head out of Rome with a private driver to the wooded hills of Castelli Romani. The name of the area translates to "Roman Castles", but in reality it simply refers to a collection of wine-producing hills just southeast of Rome. The tour, priced for a group of up to 4 people, stops at Antico Casale, where you’ll meet the winemaker and then tour the vineyard and cellars. At the winery, you can learn how the wine is produced, and maybe even sample a grape fresh off of the vine. This tour also includes an amazing culinary experience, and you will be welcomed by a professional chef who will teach you how to cook traditional Italian pasta. Following your winery tour, you will sit down for a tasting session, sampling 3 varieties of wine that are produced in this region. The first wine you’ll taste is a white Frascati DOCG, which means the wine has its designa...

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What people are saying about Castelli Romani

Punctual pickup and very pleasant drive to the winery in a spacious car. The son of the house first showed the vineyards and gave explanations. Very interesting. Then we went to the wine tasting in a great, stylish old ambience. Three excellent wines with exquisite small snacks. It was worth it! We only found three wines a little bit less for a wine tasting with the price, but they were probably the best. Unfortunately, the time was then a bit short because the driver was pushing back to Rome.

It was a great experience. Especially the visit to the gardens and the lunch in these gardens. The time for the visit to the palace was unfortunately far too short. We had to hurry to be on time for the gardens. As a result, many halls and historical objects have been missed.

It was a good experience, we really liked it. The only complain I have is that they don’t let you go to a nearby hotel for the pick up, and the directions of the other location are far from downtown.

Wonderful and impressive tour to Castel Gandolfo followed by a very tasty and extensive lunch.

Bus was clean and comfortable Activity was well organized Only disappointment was the lunch