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Roman Countryside and the Frascati Wine Region - Tour from Rome

  • When does it run?
    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Saturday
  • Start time
    2:30pm
  • Duration
    3 - 4 hours (approx.)
Inclusions
  • Complimentary Hotel pick up (from centrally located hotels)
  • Transportation by coach
  • Multi-lingual Guide (English, German, Spanish & French Speaking)
  • Wine tasting in Frascati
Guests
  • Adult (8+)
  • Child (3-7)
  • Infant (0-2)

Key Highlights

  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transportation is included
  • Spend some time in the serene countryside which surrounds Rome
  • End the day with a wine tasting session in the Frascati region
  • The tour will take you along the Appian Way, past the Baths of Caracalla and to Castel Gandolfo; the summer residence of the Pope

Overview

To get a different flavour of the culture of Rome, travel through the lovely countryside and see the castles and natural beauty of villages not far from the city. A drive along the famous Appian Way, through the breathtakingly lovely countryside brings the visitor to the town of Frascati. A day driving along the ‘Road of the Lakes’ gives one a chance to soak in the natural beauty and timeless culture of the many small medieval villages that nestle on the volcanic slopes of the hills around Rome. The many beautiful and notable villas and castles – collectively known as the Castelli Romani are a particular feature of this region. Among them is the Castel Gandolfo – the summer residence of the Pope. These villas are well preserved and renowned for their architectural beauty that blend in with and often complement the natural beauty of the surroundings. The Frascati region is well-known both for the lovely countryside and considerable white wine production. It is also an important historical, cultural and artistic centre. If you are looking for a change of pace, fresh air, good food and wine, then a trip to the Frascati region is the ideal destination for a taste of local wine and to absorb the flavour and culture of village life.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Saturday

  • Duration

    3 - 4 hours (approx.)

  • Start time

    2:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels in Central Rome between 1:30pm and 2:15pm, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.
    If you are not staying in central Rome the tour also starts from Via G. Amendola 32 at 2:30pm.

  • Ending Point

    You will be dropped in the vicinity of your hotel or Via G. Amendola 32.

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your centrally located hotels and travel in coach, accompanied by a multi-lingual guide to the Roman countryside.

    You will pass the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla on your way out of Rome. The Baths were built by the emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, better known as Caracalla.

    Travel along the Appian Way - the most famous and important road built by the ancient Romans - and past the Chapel "Domine Quo Vadis" the spot where tradition says Saint Peter had a vision of the risen Christ.

    The tour winds along the ‘Road of the Lakes’ through the volcanic and hilly areas that form the outskirts of Rome. It also goes past the Colli Albani - a volcanic complex - with its many wine growing villages.

    Among the castles and villas, collectively known as the Castelli Romani is the Castel Gandolfo, summer residence of the Pope. The tour passes through the small town and commune of Grottaferrata. This area is known for the traditional porchetta, a tasty spicy pork roast.

    The tour then reaches Frascati a well-known and popular town. Here you will stop for a taste of the local wines and food and also get a flavour and culture of village life.

    After the tour, the coach will be dropped you in the vicinity of your hotel or Via G. Amendola 32.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Complimentary Hotel pick up (from centrally located hotels)
  • Transportation by coach
  • Multi-lingual Guide (English, German, Spanish & French Speaking)
  • Wine tasting in Frascati

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

Hotel pick up available from hotels within the Aurelian Walls.

No drop off at the hotels but stops at: Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia, Piazza della Repubblica, Termini Station and Terminal GLT.

There should be minimum of 06 passengers for guaranteed departure. Should this number not be met for your chosen date you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

BEYOND tasting WINE WILL 'OFFER A TASTE OF LOCAL PRODUCTS IN A TYPICAL TAVERN.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Great opportunity to experience beyond central Rome
    christine korycki, Australia 11/06/2012
  • Totally worth it!
    RJ Johnson, South Africa 10/30/2012

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