The Tour of the Castelli Romani

The Tour of the Castelli Romani
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The tour in a nutshell
Duration 5 hours
Distance 80 km
Includes Guide and driver, FIAT 500, authentic local wine and food, insurance
Price From 180 euro per person
Departure From 1 March to 31 October, every day at 10.30am
Meeting point Via del Viminale 5 (Underground B-A Termini station)
Languages English, Italian (other languages on request: German/French/Spanish)
What you will see
  • Le rovine della città di Tusculum
  • Villa Aldobrandini
  • Panorama sui colli Albani dai laghi vulcanici fino al mare
  • Il castello di Grottaferrata e la sua chiesa greco ortodossa
  • L’Appia Antica
  • Circo di Massenzio
  • Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
  • Villa dei Quintili
  • Il Mandrione e i resti degli acquedotti (setting dei film di Pasolini)
  • Il lago Albano
  • Il borgo e il lago di Nemi
  • Rocca di Papa
  • Le foreste di castagni
  • Le Vigne di Frascati
  • Il mausoleo Rotondo
How it works
  • You have to book at least 24 hours before the start of the tour.
  • You can cancel the booking up to 48 hours before the start date of the tour; if you respect this condition, the amount you have already paid shall be reimbursed.
  • The tours are always available in English; you can request a guide in another language by writing well in advance to
  • The tour is guaranteed to go ahead even in the event of bad weather. As they say, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing.
In the saddle of a Vespa, you'll reach the top of the Alban Hills, where you can visit the remains of the ancient city of Tusculum, founded by Telemachus, the son of Ulysses, before Rome itself had been founded. This vantage point encompasses the whole of Rome, right out to the sea; the air is fresher than in the city, and the humidity helps the luxuriant vegetation to grow. This area includes a wealth of protected parkland that plays host to chestnut groves and myriad butterflies, and conceals numerous small hill towns featuring Mediaeval castles towering above the edge of the lakes, and Renaissance villas with panoramic gardens.
The Romans would come to this area for its culinary specialities and to take relaxing walks surrounded by beautiful forests, vineyards and lakes.
There is an old tradition here, which involves finding the finest delicacies made by the various local producers and then savouring them in an eatery where you only pay for wine and the cover charge. The most renowned local dishes include porchetta di Ariccia (spit-roasted pork), Genzano bread with cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil, mortadella romana (salted pork meat), pecorino romano cheese, and last but by no means least, the local wine!

This tour will show you a real Roman paradise. You can relax in a FIAT 500, as you feast your eyes (and your camera lens) on the stunning views before sitting down to savour the fine Italian food and wine made here, in an area that is way off the usual tourist trails
If you want to organise a tour with a customised itinerary, write to
We can organise a private tour with a guide in your language, using your preferred means of transport, including vintage Vespas or cars.
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