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Civitavecchia: Rocca dei Papi Papal Fortress and Museum

Product ID: 257422
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
Duration: 7.5 hours
Starting time 8:45 AM
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English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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.
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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

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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