Civitavecchia: Rocca dei Papi Papal Fortress and Museum

Civitavecchia: Rocca dei Papi Papal Fortress and Museum

From $182.19 per person

Visit and discover the fascinating "Rocca dei Papi", a Papal fortress and museum containing the architecture of Sangallo the Younger. You will discover its mysteries and beautiful views over Bolsena's lake, Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany from Pellegrino Tower.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Italian, English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Rocca dei Papi fortress and museum
  • Learn about the area's historical charatcters
  • Take in the beautiful views from Torre del Pellegrino
  • Enjoy Bolsena Lake
  • Tast local products in a winery
Full description
Two hours away from Rome, you will discover the beautiful Lake Bolsena. It is the 5th-largest water body in Italy, and one of the cleanest in Europe. The "Rocca dei Papi" stands on the highest point of the Montefiascone Hill, one of the city's journeys around the lake. Throughout this tour you will visit and discover the fortress and the Museum of Sangallo the Younger, including the amazing Torre del Pellegrino from where you can enjoy a splendid view of Lake Bolsena and the surrounding countryside (Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany). A period of great prestige for this structure was the Middle Ages, when Pope Innocent III chose it as the seat of province of the Papal States. It became a particularly important institutional political center: during Avignon captivity (1303 -1377) it welcomed legates sent by Avignon. Following your tour, you will enjoy a unique tasting of local products which will be waiting for you in an amazing winery beneath a fortress. After your tasting, you will move along the lake's shore to enjoy its beauty and quiet before taking a look at Bolsena's city center with its numerous home made shops. At the conclusion of your tour, you will transfer to Civitavecchia where you will be dropped back off at the terminal cruise shuttle bus.
Includes
  • Pickup/drop off from Civitavecchia Port and the surrounding area
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Tasting of local products (starters with bruschette, ham and cheese, and a main course according with the season)
  • Water and wine
  • Audioguide and ticket entrance fee to the Museum "Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane"
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Cruise Terminal free shuttle bus. It is the last stop of free terminal shuttle bus that pick up you from the boat

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • In the "Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane" you will receive an audioguide, for the rest of the tour the you will be guided
Organized by

Product ID: 257422