Private Roman Castles food tour with porchetta & wine tasting from Rome

Private Roman Castles food tour with porchetta & wine tasting  from Rome
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$70.59
Duration: 7 hours
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Description

Escape the heat and hustle of Rome with a half-day trip around the hill towns of Castelli Romani. Delve into the authentic rustic culture of  Italy and the area around Rome. Rich in both natural and cultural heritage, the  Roman Castles area makes for an astonishing  tour from Rome.
Tour led by an expert english speaking driver in a confortable air-conditioned
minivan which ensures an intimate experience.


An English-speaking driver/guide will welcome you at your centrally hotel in Rome and starts drive along the ancient Appian way for a while and then onto the modern Appian route. After one hour you will reach The Alban hills so recently called The Roman Castles .Those hill towns of ancient and medieval origin are celebrated for their lush green scenery, volcanic lakes, authentic cuisine, and local white wines. Your first stop will be at the town of Castel Gandolfo which became the property of the popes. At the end of the 16th and early 17th centuries, aristocratic Romans began to build luxurious villas in and around the Castelli Romani Hill towns, just as the ancients had done. The popes decided that they too should have a country villa in the Roman hill towns, and the papal residence in Castel Gandolfo is the result. Next destination will be Ariccia where you will enjoy various types of cured pork and the undisputed queen of Italian pork belly: the roasted, crispy and spicy “porchetta” in an atmosphere rich in art and historic buildings.
Once there, you may visit the historical and architectural works of the artist Bernini and the religious importance of the “Sanctuary of Santa Maria di Galloro”.
Along your ride you will enjoy the view of Lakes Alban and Nemi. Lake Nemi in the past, was a place for fun and vacation of ancient romans. The name “Nemi” derives from latin “Nemus” or “Holy wood” and it is referred to the near wood which is dedicated to the goddess Diana”, in fact, Lake Nemi is also called “Diana’s mirror”.
After your lunch your driver takes you to Frascati or Monteporzio Catone to sample some local wine at one of the renowned vinery of the area where a local guide will enrich your experience telling you about wine production of the Roman Castles. Afterwards, you board on the van on the way to Rome. Your excursion will ends at your centrally-located hotel in Rome.

Escape the heat and hustle of Rome with a half-day trip around the hill towns of Castelli Romani. Delve into the authentic rustic culture of  Italy and the area around Rome. Rich in both natural and cultural heritage, the  Roman Castles area makes for an astonishing  tour from Rome.
Tour led by an expert english speaking driver in a confortable air-conditioned
minivan which ensures an intimate experience.