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$204.37 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Rome to Castelli Romani Day Trip with Santa Benedetta Winery

Leave your Rome hotel and head to the hills of Castelli Romani, the Lazio region’s easy-on-the-eye winemaking area. While its name hints at an abundance of Roman castles, Castelli Romani is actually a collection of 13 extremely scenic villages in the Alban Hills, punctuated by volcanic lakes and secluded valleys. Head on to the hamlet of Monte Porzio Catone, and visit Santa Benedetta – the oldest winery in Castelli Romani. On a tour of the rustic estate, hear how it was once a convent, and learn about the winemaking traditions that have been passed down by generations of the Benedetti family. At this secluded little spot, sit down for your wine-tasting session, sampling three important Santa Benedetta wines – complexus, gigi and tre vecchie. Soak up the wine with a plate of local delicacies, including the winery’s extra virgin olive oil, bruschetta (pane di Lariano, an aromatic, crusty white bread), cheeses and cured meats.After relaxing at the estate, enjoying the fine wine, food and great company, your guide will drive you back to your Rome hotel.

$86.77 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Rome to Italian Countryside: Food and Wine Tasting Group Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productAt the gates of Rome rise ancient villages, still today ideal destinations for a day out of town. Here's what to see at the Castelli Romani.Set in a splendid and picturesque landscape, among volcanic lakes and elegant villas, the Alban Hills hold the history of Rome, between legends and mystery.Duration: 1 hourLocation: Castelli Romani, Rome, LazioThe Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia is a unique example of a Baroque residence that has remained unchanged over the centuries, documenting the prestige of one of the greatest Italian papal families: the Chigi. The Palazzo, transformed into a sumptuous baroque residence by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, is used as a museum and center of many cultural activities: exhibitions, concerts, guided tours, conferences, conventions, study programs.Duration: 1 hourLocation: Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia, Rome, Lazio

$251.18 Private & Custom Tours

Castelli Romani Vespa tour from Rome: Half Day Private Tour - Lunch included

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Via Appia Antica, Rome, LazioRiding on via Appia AnticaDuration: 1 hourStop At: Parco degli Acquedotti, Rome, LazioStop in the Aqueduct parkDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Centro arte Castel Gandolfo, Castel Gandolfo, Province of Rome, LazioDiscover the summer residence of the PopesDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia, Rome, LazioLunch in a local restaurantDuration: 1 hourStop At: Lago di Nemi, Nemi, Province of Rome, LazioHave a break with a local strawberry cakeDuration: 20 minutes

$132.45 Day Trips & Excursions

Rome Vatican Museums and Castel Gandolfo: Day Tour with Lunch

Skip the Line Vatican Tour Your day begins early in the morning, as you meet your guide in front of the Vatican Museums. After you make introductions with your small group, skip the line and enter the Vatican Museums forty-five minutes before the general public is allowed inside. When we say "skip the line", we mean it. On our tours, you enter the museum without any hassle, and jump right into the art inside. On this Vatican tour, we visit the Gallery of Candelabras, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Raphael Rooms and the magnificent Sistine Chapel. Visit the Incredible Sistine Chapel Since it is part of the Vatican Tour, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel is included in your tickets. It is here that Michelangelo toiled for four years on his back painting these world-famous and inspiring frescoes. Only when you enter the Sistine Chapel is it clear how high the ceiling is and how many paintings are up there. Important! Since the Sistine Chapel is considered sacred, we ask both men and women to their cover knees and shoulders. Otherwise, you may be refused entry and miss out on a portion of your tour. We understand the summers in Rome can be hot, so a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way, you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary. Vatican City to Castel Gandolfo Train After touring the Vatican Gardens, climb aboard the train that departs straight from Vatican City for a relaxing and scenic ride through the green Castelli Romani hills. After a busy morning, this is an excellent opportunity to rest and recharge for the second portion of the day's activities. After an hour, your train arrives at the Castel Gandolfo Train Station. Barberini Gardens at Castel Gandolfo Now it's time to experience the enchanting Barberini Gardens from a bus and by foot. Built over the ruins of Emperor Domitian’s Villa, the gardens are now open to the public as a gesture of goodwill by Pope Francis. These unbelievable gardens are filled with carefully tended hedges, fountains, flowers and ancient Roman ruins. A Feast Fit for the Pope Himself Are you hungry yet? It's time for a buffet lunch comprised of cheeses, meats, bruschetta with olive oil and fresh tomatoes and pasta locally-sourced from the surrounding land.  Lunch is included in the tour price. Explore the Pope's Summer Residence With a full belly, you are now free to explore the picturesque town of Castel Gandolfo, situated at the top of hill that overlooks the pristine Lake Albano. There are shops, restaurants, art galleries, bars and cafes to shop and relax in. This is also your opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the Pope's summer residence, which is now a museum.

$199.80 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Rome: Wine Tour & Pasta Making Class in a Frascati's vineyard - 5 hours

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productYou will be driven to the wooded hills of Castelli Romani. Stop at Antico Casale, where you'll meet the winemaker and then tour the vineyard and cellars.You will be welcomed by our professional chef that will each you how to cook traditional italian pasta.After the winery tour, you'll sit down for a testing session and sample 3 varieties of wine that are produced here. Each wine is paired with a delicious Italian speciality.Duration: 4 hoursLocation: Castelli Romani, Rome, Lazio

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