Project Description

CASTELLI ROMANI

Several archeological sites, medieval abbeys, a beautiful landscape with two volcanic lakes and a great offer of certified wine and food specialities…

  • Tuscolo Castelli Romani WikiCommons photo by Luiza Serpa Lopez
  • Lake of Nemi
  • Cecchina vines WikiCommons photo by Deblu68
  • Pontifical Gardens of Castel Gandolfo WikiCommons photo by Sonse
  • Lake of Albano Castelli Romani

The so-called “Roman Castles” are 13 hilly towns about 20 km south from Rome and renowned for wine production and the breeze of the Alban Hills where the Romans escape during the hot summer days. In fact  the area has been inhabited since prehistorical times and it became immediately attractive when Rome enlarged its influence.
In the Middle Ages castles of various noble families were erected, giving the denomination still in use today. The castles became fabulous residences from the Renaissance onwards, but they are mostly unaccessible to visitors.

Complete your day trip:

Curious Wanderers

The Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo recently opened to the public. Otherwise you can visit the villa built by Bernini for the family Chigi in Ariccia or the Abbey of Grottaferrata dating back to the year 1004 and still officiated by Greek monks.

archaeo fans

The town Albano hides an impressive Roman water tank and the remains of a Legionnaire’s Camp, Nemi was devoted to goddess Diana and her sanctuary is next to the museum of Caligula’s ships, an incredible story that cannot enthral, Tusculum boasts ruins from the 4th century BC half covered by the vegetation now…!

nature lovers and relax seekers

Lake Albano and lake Nemi are fascinating volcanic lakes you can embrace at one glance. In the good season you can relax on the beach, swim in, hike around them or even explore them on a kayak!

foodies

When Romans hang out somewhere, it is always a good place to enjoy good food! From certified Genzano bread to famous porchetta (pork roasted with herbs), then salami and cheese to be tasted in cellars or at the typical fraschette (rough-and-ready booths along the roads) with a glass of fresh young wine produced in the local vineyard since ever. In the end, a wild strawberry and cream tart will be the “cherry on top” of your day!

FOODIES
CURIOUS WANDERERS
ARCHAEO FANS
NATURE LOVERS
FAMILIES
RELAX SEEKERS

STARTING FROM:

650
  • (up to 6 people) + admissions if needed Lunch not included

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OTHER TOURS IN THIS AREA:
Roman Countryside Map