Escape the heat and hustle of Rome with a half-day trip around the hill towns of Castelli Romani. Delve into the authentic rustic culture of Italy and the area around Rome. Rich in both natural and cultural heritage, the Roman Castles area makes for an astonishing tour from Rome. Tour led by an english speaking driver in a confortable air-conditioned minivan which ensures an intimate experience.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, Castel Gandolfo, Province of Rome, LazioThe quaint town is small but attractive, with narrow streets and pretty piazzas that offer glimpses across the lake and countryside, and provide the perfect respite from the bustling ambience of Rome. The main square, Piazza della Liberta, is dotted with cafés and shops selling souvenirs and local products, and there are several restaurants with panoramic balconies affording spectacular views. Take a trip to the parish church of San Tommaso di Villanova, which was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini under the order of Pope Alexander the VII, and which also contains a celebrated painting of the crucifixion by the painter Pietro da Cortona. Popes moved here their summer venue, because the place offers a peaceful and nice locationPass By: Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia, Rome, LazioThe town is pretty and enjoyable in a pretty setting, surrounding by green hills. There are narrow lanes, avenues and piazzas with shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes to enjoy.The town of Ariccia is so famous for its porchetta, the two practically go hand-in-hand. This slow roasted pork is savory, fatty, moist and extremely flavorful. It is rolled with alternating layers of meat, fat and skin, and then stuffed with wild herbs including rosemary, garlic and fennel. Porchetta is a favorite food at sagre, or small town festivals, and is often served with bread as a porchetta sandwich.