Roman hills


The expression “Castelli Romani” translates literally as ‘Roman Castles’, but in fact the name refers to a collection of charming, wine-producing hill-towns to the south-east of Rome.

These small towns and villages are scattered over the wooded slopes of the Alban Hills (Colli Albani), a landscape created by long-ago volcanic activity.

Driving along the Via Appia and Via dei Laghi (Lake Road) the first place of interest we come across is Castelgandolfo, a peaceful little town dominated by the Papal Palace and the summer residence of the Popes, overlooking lake Albano.

We move next to Ariccia, famous throughout the region for its porchetta (roast pork).

The small town’s greatest sight is the 17th-century Palazzo Chigi, designed by Bernini for Pope Alexander VII, a grand Baroque palace dominating its attractive piazza.

We’ll eventually drive to Marino and Grottaferrata, renowned for its Abbey (founded in 1004) and wrap up our tour in Frascati famous its wine and its 16-17th-century villas.

In Frascati we can also stop for a glass of local wine and to buy the “pupazza”, a honey-flavored biscuit in the shape of a three-breasted woman.

- half day-approx 5 hours, departure from Rome.

- we are flexible, so if there is another place that you wish too see please let us know it.

 

           

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Roman Hills 4 Hours 200.00 €

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