Day Trips ...
Rome’s Little Tuscany: The Castelli Romani
Everybody needs a getaway now and then from the hustle and bustle of Rome. We suggest that we slip away for a day trip to one of the best-kept secrets nearby: the Castelli Romani (Roman Castles). The countryside forms a cluster of a dozen villages speckled with monasteries, duchy estates, and medieval borgos, atop picturesque volcanic ridges and divided by vineyard-filled valleys, panoramic peaks, and spring-fed lakes. Most famously, it is the proud home to the Papal Summer Palace in Castel Gandolfo. It also represents Rome’s prestigious wine region and is home to the world-renown Frascati White. The Castelli Romani are considered Rome’s “little Tuscany” where wine lovers, foodies, poets, artists, and even the Pope himself escape the City to renew their spirits. Each village has its own gastronomic and art festivals and has developed a unique personality over the centuries. We might visit a local winery, the papal summer palace, and feast on local specialties. (With private car & driver. Inquire about pricing)
From Vine to Table
We'll enjoy the bucolic Roman countryside and stroll through a boutique vineyard, learn about the art of wine production & enjoy a tasting. Visit charming, scenic little towns for unforgettable local cuisine and stunning panoramas. (With private car and driver. Inquire about pricing.)
YYou couldn't dream up these places! We'll take this opportunity to visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites outside of Rome. First, a magnificent villa in the town of Tivoli surrounded by hundreds of whimsical fountains. Then, we're off to explore the remains of an ancient villa that goes back to the 2nd century AD, built to be the summer playhouse of Emperor Hadrian. (Inquire about transport and pricing.)