Explore the Heart of Lazio with a Private Day Tour to the Castelli Romani
“The city of Rome flowed all around us, splendid in its indifference and eternally self-confident.”
– Gary Shteyngart
Availability: Every day
Duration: 8 hours
Departure from: Civitavecchia
Type: Private, luxury
Prices: $565 per person (for groups of two/three) or $440 per person (for groups of four)
Best for: Countryside scenery, rustic architecture, majestic gardens and the quaint charm of Lazio’s hill-top towns
Escape to the Lazio countryside on this full-day tour of Rome’s beating heart: the Castelli Romani.
This enjoyable day tour takes you by private transport to the beautifully rustic and quaint Castelli Romani, which are a selection of hill-top towns nestled just a few miles outside of Rome, where you can admire stunning views and discover authentic Italian culture.
“Castelli Romani” translates as “Castles of Rome” and we’re sure you’ll understand why these towns have taken on this name from the moment you step foot in this pretty area of Lazio. This private tour experience takes you on an enriching journey to the beautiful towns of Frascati, Marino, Ariccia, Grottaferrata and Castel Gandolfo, which are arguably the best of the thirteen Castelli Romani towns. The towns are well known for their culinary delights, which include traditional “porchetta” (a type of roast pork) and flavorful local wine, as well as the impressive villas with their majestic and vibrant Mediterranean gardens. With your professional guide, there will be plenty of time to explore the best of Frascati and Marino, including a stop at a local winery, where you can sample Frascati Superiore and Fontana di Papa – the local wines. You will also be treated to stunning views of Lake Albano and Lake Nemi, and you will also have the chance to visit the towns of Ariccia and Grottaferrata, where you can discover the famous Abbey of San Nilo, which was founded in 1004 and is surrounded by glorious Renaissance walls. As a finale to your special day exploring the Lazio countryside, you will stop at Castel Gandolfo, which is home to the Pope’s summer residence overlooking Lake Albano. We can’t think of a more wonderful way to discover the best of Lazio!
Included in this tour:
- All transportation during the day tour (pick up is from the port and you will be returned to the port after the day tour)
- Private tour guide
- Visit to Frascati, Marino, Ariccia, Grottaferrata and Castel Gandolfo
- Lunch in a traditional restaurant
Please note that the order of the itinerary may be changed to allow you to make the most of your time in the Castelli Romani.
How to book
You can book and pay for this tour safely and securely online using the box at the top of the page. Alternatively, to find out more about this Castelli Romani tour, please contact a member of our dedicated team on 347-594-5500 or click here to send an online inquiry.