Get away from the big city and enjoy a panoramic tour crossing the area of the roman countryside known as the Roman Castles. Discover the origins, the history and the culture of this interesting volcanic area characterized by a very fertile soil and famous for the abundance of local products. Enjoy a free tasting of the local wine and cuisine in a typical osteria in Frascati.
Starting time 9.30 am / 2 15 pm
Duration 4 hours
GREEN LINE TOURS – Booking Stazione Termini
Via Giovanni Amendola, 32 Roma
Roman Castles tour is an opportunity to leave the metropolis and immerse yourself in the natural and artistic beauty of the small medieval villages outside Rome.
The name Roman Castles (Castelli Romani) indicates a set of villages or towns of the Alban Hills located a short distance from Rome in the Roman countryside.
Leaving Rome, and crossing the ancient city walls to leave the city center, we drive by the Porta San Sebastiano, the largest and best preserved of the gates of the Aurelian Walls of Rome, to reach the Ancient Via Appia by the famous Chapel of “Domine Quo Vadis?”.
This tour Roma Castles takes us along the ‘Road of the Lakes’ through one of the hilly areas of volcanic origin that characterize the outskirts of Rome, the Colli Albani with its many growing villages.
Castel Gandolfo, on the shores of a volcanic lake, where the Pope has his summer residence, will be our first stop, where you can get off, enjoy and take a picture of the beautiful view of the lake.
Again on board, we continue crossing other towns of this area, such as Rocca di Papa and Grottaferrata: both are known for their culture, sights and gastronomic delicacies, which include the traditional “porchetta”. Towards the northerly part of the Colli Albani, we reach Frascati, popular with visitors both for its beauty and considerable wine production.
Before coming back to Rome, here we stop for a great tasting of local wine and products in a local tavern, where you will be able to absorb the flavour of village life.
The tour is available from 1st April to 31 October in the afternoon.
Departures are guaranteed with a minimum group of 6 people.
Duration: about 4 hours
Bulky luggage is not allowed