- Full day tour of Castelli Romani district by private luxury car
- English speaking guide/wine expert
- Visit a selected local winery
- Discover the natural and artistic heritage of the Castelli Romani area
- Pleasant walk at Frascati, Nemi, Castel Gandolfo
A DAY AT THE CASTELLI ROMANI
“A day at the Castelli Romani” aims at offering a relaxing full day excursion away from the hustle and bustle of the eternal city.
Actually the vaste land around Rome has always been held in high regard over the centuries by enlightened Emperors.
This lush countryside was furrowed by deep valleys, run by fertile soil, natural harbors, navigable maritime waterways and an amazing network of roads meant for global communication purposes.
Originally colonized by the Latins, then the Romans, the name derives from the Medieval Age when the descendants of the major noble families had big Villas erected -called Castelli– in the Colli Albani area, as a stronghold of their landed properties.
The distinguished members of the Savelli, Orsini, Annibaldi, Chigi, and Colonna could boast country estates as imposing as the ones in Rome, able to provide a safe ground control for the agricultural activities held in the family’s holdings.
Despite the troubled events succeeded over the centuries, the Castelli Romani were never abandoned and the natives slowly developed a sense of community that originated a vibrant peasant culture with their traditional costumes, rituals, music, gastronomy, and wines.
Such a rich legacy was officially recognized in 1984 by the local Administration, which established the Regional Park of the Castelli Romani, covering an area of 37.000 acres and encompassing 15 communes.
Our professional guide meets you in the morning at the hotel based in Rome and accompanies you on “A day at the Castelli Romani” tour by private car, through charming towns and spectacular landscapes, wineries and typical bistros for homemade delis.
Your first destination is Frascati, located at an altitude of 1100 feet, run first by the Colonna and then by the Farnese family as a gift donated by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century for the services provided to the ecclesiastical power.
About 30 years later Frascati returned to the Apostolic authority.
This political and social dualism profoundly marked the urban development, characterized by the construction of twelve imposing villas in the surroundings, owned by high-ranking members both of the Roman nobility and the Papal Court as a symbol of social status.
One of the most outstanding examples is Villa Aldobrandini, where you will enjoy a stunning view with your guide from the hilltop gardens.
There, four hundred years ago, the Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini used to treat himself with a pleasant walk in the orchard and admire the stunning scenery of the whole town and the suburban area.
Frascati is also known for its dry and sweet wines produced over time since the Roman Age.
In 2011 the Frascati Superiore was raised to the highest status of Cannellino di Frascati Docg, a white sweet wine made from a blend of six different grapes, enchanting to the nose, aromatic and rich in acidity to the palate.
Best served with aged cheeses, soft tarts, pastry biscuits, and mini cupcakes.
Your “A day at the Castelli Romani” continues
- This tour lasts approximately 8 hours and costs: 1250 euro up to 6 people, wine tastings and lunch not included
- Private car or minivan service, round trip tour from Rome
- Professional English speaking guide
- Only private parties.
- For larger parties: please send us an email!
- No dress code
- Please wear comfortable shoes and a hat in summer