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Castelli Romani Tour, Half Day private tours from Rome to Roman Castles, half day trip tour to visit the Castelli Romani, Frascati, Castel Gandolfo, Nemi, Albano lake, Grottaferrata, Marino. Villages, lakes, and wine around Rome
TOUR SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
Castelli Romani Tour– Following the long sequences of mighty archers running through Rome’s outskirts and countryside, we will visit the Aqueduct Archaeological Park to see the massive aqueducts which have powerfully withstood time and to hear detailed accounts of the hydraulic engineering abilities attained by the ancients to canalize huge amounts of water to Rome. In antiquity, 11 aqueducts furnished quality water to thousands of public baths, fountains, homes, imperial and patrician gardens, and the population’s needs. Continue your way to the Castelli Romani area celebrated for landscapes beloved by poets, painters, and writers of the 19th century Romantic Era to see the Pope’s Summer Palace perched on the slopes of an extinct volcano whose crater holds a superb lake. Visit charming Castelgandolfo, where the Pope meets pilgrims in summer, and then Nemi with its medieval castle overlooking a smaller enchanting lake where Emperors Caligula and Nero orchestrate refined sumptuous banquets and feasts on luxuriously rigged rafts to entertain and surprise visiting foreign dignitaries. This famed area is considered one of the most beautiful spots in Italy and is the bronze-age cradle of the Latin peoples and language who later found Rome on the banks of the Tiber river.
Renaissance popes and cardinals dotted these lush landscapes with splendid country palaces and estates. After passing Grottaferrata and Marino, where public fountains spout during the October Wine Festival, all public fountains spout, instead of water, jets of wine, we descend to picturesque Frascati, a delightful hill-town. Here, taste the famous local white wines produced on the surrounding mineral-rich and fertile volcanic soils, giving them a particular component that is supposedly excellent for nerves. Visit Cardinal Aldobrandini’s Villa, begun in 1598, a monumental country palace estate with baroque sculptured gardens and artwork, and after an opportunity of pleasantly mingling with the natives of Frascati to enjoy the warm and communicative Italian village way of life, maybe shop for a traditional “Pupazze,” a woman-shaped symbol of fertility with three breasts. After which, head back to Rome by the rapid highway.
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Rates per person include the above walking/driven tour plus air-conditioned Limousine, minivan, or other means of transport, personal tour guide, driver, tax, and skip-the-line entrances.
Over 7 people’s rates are personalized.
Castelli Romani Tour is available only in a limousine, minivan, or other means of transport.
- Limousine up to 4 passengers plus guide and driver
- For more than 4 passengers, a minivan will be used
- Privileged entrance. No waiting!
- Castelli Romani Tour tour is available only in the limousine, minivan, or other means of transport.
- Castelli Romani Tour is suitable for children, for the disabled if with a wheelchair on request.
Castelli Romani Tour, Half Day, from Rome, Roman Castles, Frascati, Castel Gandolfo, Albano, half day trip, private tour, sightseeing tour, guided tour, lake, castle