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  • Frascati Wine Road from Rome: Tasting & Lunch

    1. Frascati Wine Road from Rome: Tasting & Lunch

    Your guide will meet you as you arrive at Frascati train station. Once introductions are made, your local guide and sommelier will lead you on a walking tour of the shops and botteghe in Frascati, tasting local specialties all along the way including revered local delicacies such as roasted pork (porchetta), biscotti just out of the antique wood fired oven, and jug wine from the oldest bakery and tavern in town. Oldest meaning hundreds of years old yet still adhering to the age old traditions that render their products unlike any other. Be sure to leave plenty of room as the best is yet to come! Transportation will be provided to the Old Frascati Vineyard, a historic and renowned family-owned winery that has been producing wine in the region for seven generations. Explore the grounds together, wandering amongst hand-tended vines, then look inside the 'secret' underground laboratories us...

    We loved this! Frascati is beautiful. Our tour guide, Daniella, was absolutely wonderful!

  • Naples & Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

    2. Naples & Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

    Enjoy a full-day tour of Naples and Pompeii follwing the "Highway of the Sun," through the fertile Roman countryside of the "Castelli Romani." Approximately halfway along the highway, you will see the Abbey of Montecassino, which was destroyed in a famous battle during the Second World War. Descend towards the port of Mergellina, and follow the coastal road to the ancient fishing quarter of Santa Lucia. Enjoy the views of Naples' impressive Castel dell’Ovo. Continue to Naples' historic city center, where your city tour will include all the major highlights, such as the Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal Palace, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, San Carlo Opera House, Gallery of Umberto I, and the imposing Maschio Angioino. Depart Naples and cross the valley of Mount Vesuvius, passing the towns of Ercolano, Torre del Greco, and Torre Annunziata before arriving at Pompeii, where you will bre...

    The trip to Naples and Pompeii was excellent. The lunch in Naples, as part of the tour, was very good. Both guides that were assigned to our tour were knowledgeable and fun. I really recommend this tour company.

  • Pope’s Summer Residence Tour with Lunch

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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!

  • From Rome: Private Frascati 3-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

    6. From Rome: Private Frascati 3-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

    Experience the essence of Italy in the hills of the famed Castelli Romani, as you soak up the rich history and enjoy a wine tasting in this tour from Rome. Visit one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the Frascati region. With 160 acres of vines surrounding 17th century architecture and 3rd century caverns lined with French oak barrels, this is a treasure to behold. Let your guide reveal the secrets of traditional winemaking used here from antiquity through to the modern day. Learn how Imperial Rome became the cradle of wine culture and why the Nectar of the Gods went from being a status symbol of the elite to a pleasure enjoyed by all. After enjoying the beauty of the vineyard and learning about the history of the area, take a guided tasting of Santa Benedetta’s specially selected wines, complemented with freshly pressed olive oil and fresh oven-baked bread and other. At th...

    Everything was great from that we were picked up at our hotel by the nice driver to the presentation of the wines an the tasty food.

  • From Rome: Castelli Romani Vineyard and Wine Tastings Tour

    7. From Rome: Castelli Romani Vineyard and Wine Tastings Tour

    Castelli Romani, or Roman Castles, is an idyllic winemaking area just outside of Rome. While it's name hints at an abundance of medieval fortifications, what you will find is actually a collection of 13 picturesque towns in the Alban Hills, punctuated by volcanic lakes and secluded valleys. After pickup in a limousine from your hotel in Rome, head to the villages of Frascati and Grottaferrata. Wander the cobblestone streets, replete with all the trappings of stunningly-preserved medieval towns for a perfect start to your day trip. Afterwards, continue on to the Santa Benedetta winery for a tour and wine tasting session. Learn about the estate’s history as a former convent, and learn about the winemaking traditions that have been passed down by generations of the Benedetti family. Spend your afternoon enjoying three of the estate's finest wines alongside a selection of regional delicaci...

    Fabulous experience! Delicious wine and food pairing. Winery is full of charm and wonderful family owners!

  • From Rome: Ruins of Pompeii Full-Day Audio Guide Tour

    8. From Rome: Ruins of Pompeii Full-Day Audio Guide Tour

    Journey through time at the stunning archaeological site of Pompeii, and get a unique insight into life in the Roman Empire. Depart Rome and travel along the Highway of the Sun, admiring the countryside of Lazio and the Castelli Romani along the way. Get incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Vesuvius as you approach the Gulf of Naples. Stop for a traditional Italian lunch, and then make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Get fast track entry on arrival with your skip-the-line tickets, and then spend the afternoon exploring this once thriving city, frozen in time by layers of volcanic ash in 79 AD. Buried under a layer of pumice stones and ash up to 19 to 23 feet (6 to 7 meters) deep for 17 centuries, Pompeii was able to survive the ravages of time and the destructive effects of climate and heavy weather. Resume your trip through the Roman countryside ...

  • From Rome: Roman Countryside Vineyards and Wine Tasting

    9. From Rome: Roman Countryside Vineyards and Wine Tasting

    Experience the essence of Italy in the hills of the famed Castelli Romani, as you soak up the rich history and enjoy a wine tasting in this half-day tour from Rome. Visit one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the Frascati region. With 200 acres of vines surrounding 17th century architecture and 3rd century caverns lined with french oak barrels, this is a treasure to behold. Your guide will reveal the secrets of traditional wine making used here from antiquity through to the modern day. They will explain how Imperial Rome became the cradle of wine culture. And you will also learn why the Nectar of the Gods went from being a status symbol of the elite to a pleasure enjoyed by all. After enjoying the beauty of the vineyard and learning about the history of the area, we get to the really fun part. A guided tasting of Pallavicini’s specially selected wines, complemented with f...

    Very nice experience with an excellent tour guide, Paolo. You get to see the scenery of beautiful mountainous and greenery outskirts of Rome, while Paolo narrates a brief history of Italy and its wines in an eloquent yet entertaining manner. It’s quite Romantic and light. An exquisite escape from the busy city.

  • Frascati Food & Wine: Full-Day Rome Countryside Tour

    10. Frascati Food & Wine: Full-Day Rome Countryside Tour

    Your full-day food and wine tour begins at 10:00 AM when your driver will pick you up at your hotel (please contact the tour operator once you book as the departure time can change). On the road to the Castelli Romani area, learn about the Frascati region: its history, traditions, and wine designation. Visiting the first location you will have the first taste of 2/3 different local wines , visit one of the producers in the area, learn about the ancient wine traditions that date back to Roman times. Your driver will show the Abbazia of San Nilo, have a little break from the wine tasting, learn about Frascati town, and visit Castel Gandolfo, overlooking the volcanic lake and also the beautiful village of Nemi. Second tasting will be with a different producer, with some food tasting as well.

    The tour was sensational-loved the wineries, lunch, and the local sights! Our driver, Daniela was professional & his Mercedes was super comfortable.

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What people are saying about Castelli Romani

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 710 reviews

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.

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

Lovely guider, magnificent tasting, variety and delicious cousine.

Excellent. Big day! Lunch was great and Pompeii was wonderful.

It was great fun Paolo was fantastic the wine was loverly