The Castelli Romani Tour

half day or full day tours

Castel Gandolfo

Castel Gandolfo Lake ItalyCastel Gandolfo is a small town in the Lazio region with a population of about 7,000 people. Mostly known by travelers for the Pope’s summer estate. The getaway residence of the Pope from the Vatican city in Rome. A beautiful villa overlooking the lake from above which can be visited in the summertime. The views of the Castel Gandolfo lake are breathtaking especially on a drive down to the water level for a refreshing jump in the lake!

Frascati

Cathedral San Pietro in Frascati ItalyThe town of Frascati is considered the heart of the Castelli Romani. The town existed from the Roman times and since then it has been used as a summer retreat for the Roman nobility from the city of Rome. The roman estates later became beautiful Baroque villas. Immersed in a picturesque Italian landscape overlooking  vineyards which produce the famous Italian Frascati wine. Today Frascati is a quiet and peaceful town at the gates of Rome.

Nemi

Castel Gandolfo Lake ItalyNemi is a beautiful hill town located within the Castelli Romani area. It overlooks a peaceful volcanic lake from above. Of smaller dimensions with respect to the nearby Castel Gandolfo lake. A walk in the town is a very pleasant experience. The town is known for its small strawberries which are typical of the area. A great local topping on your summer ice cream. The moon reflected over the lake surface makes for a great romantic dinner!

Grottaferrata

Abbey San Nilo in Grottaferrata ItalyGrottaferrata is a very small and quiet town near Frascati. A quiet residential area with a scenic city center. Great for a stroll and a coffee break with some really good coffee. Or for a typical lunch stop at a local trattoria. At the end of the main strip you may find the Italo Greek Abbey of San Nilo. A must visit church of ancient origins. With impressive paintings and fresco. This visit alone is enough to justify a stop in Grottaferrata!

Transfer Distance and Time
Rome City Center to frascati
30 Km approx. 20 miles one way
45 min traveling time

Frascati to castel Gandolfo
10 Km approx. 6 miles one way
20 min travelling time

Civitavecchia to Ciampino Airport
85 Km approx. 50 miles one way.
1 hr travelling time

Wine Tour Frascati Castelli Romani area

Frascati Wine Tour. Include a 2 hr Wine Farm Tour of the Local Wineries. Walk the vineyards and the beautiful Italian countryside. Then step inside to taste the local wines and products. Learn about the history and culture through the grapes! With less than an hour drive from Rome.

Castel Romano and Valmontone outlets. With the closet one being Valmontone.

The best day of the trip. After extensively visiting Rome a Tour out to the Castelli Romani area was a beautiful breath of fresh Italian countryside air.

Stephen

WheretoRome Frascati Tours Villa Aldobrandini

Car pick up in Rome

Headed south of Rome with a 45 min drive. Out into the Italian countryside and the Castelli Romani area. In a truly off the beaten track tour.

Enjoy Wine at a Farm House

And get a good sense of the land and the culture behind typical Italian wine making.

Walk the ancient towns

Stroll the alleyways. Taste local products. Visit ancient churches and cathedrals.

Relax by the lake

Enjoy the beautiful scenery from a far or get right close to it and go swimming!

View of Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati Castelli Romani Italy

Castel Gandolfo Papal Summer Residence in Italy

Water fountain in the castelli romani area of Rome