Departure of the group from its headquarters. Arrival in Caprarola (Viterbo), meeting with the guide and Lunch-Typical based on typical products with traditional recipes of the country, where every dish is explained and told; everything will be served in a suggestive Medieval Cellar, right at the foot of Palazzo Farnese, where between arches and ancient thieves, you will be immersed in art and history. After lunch you will walk along a stretch of the famous "via dritta", which crosses the village creating a great scenic effect of triumphal arrival at the Palazzo Farnese XVI century, considered the largest work of the late Italian Renaissance ever made, to which they worked the most outstanding Italian masters of the mid-1500s. At the end of the visit, continuation for the Castelli Romani. Arrival at the hotel, distribution in the reserved rooms, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel, meeting with our guide and departure for Ariccia where we will visit the Piazza di Corte and the magnificent Palazzo Chigi, the only example of a Baroque residence that has remained unchanged over the centuries, to document the prestige of one of the greatest Italian papal families: Chigi. The noble residence still preserves the furnishings of past eras. At the end of the visit we move to Genzano in a typical restaurant to taste the typical recipes of local cuisine, many of which are made with wild herbs. After lunch, walk in the old village of Genzano to discover the history of the Sforza Cesarini family, and along Via Livia we will visit the historic ovens of bread cooked in wood and taste the typical local sweets. I'm going back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel, meeting with our guide and departure for Albano Laziale, where we will be able to come into contact with the ancient Roman era: we will visit the "cisternoni", large water reserves used by the Parthian legion allocated here and still functioning today, the Church of Santa Maria delle Rotonda built on a nymphaeum of the Villa of the emperor Domitian and the Amphitheater. We will then move to Castel Gandolfo for lunch in a typical restaurant; in the afternoon visit of the center of Castel Gandolfo, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy with its view on Lake Albano. We end with the visit of the village of Rocca di Papa, with its murals, where we will taste the "donut of the bride". Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for excursion to Fossanova - Terracina. 10.00 am arrival in Fossanova, meeting with the guide and stop at a dairy production of mozzarella di bufala to discover the production cycle and taste the different products (mozzarella di bufala, buffalo ricotta, 2 types of cheese, bread, glass of wine). Continuation of the visit to the Abbey of Fossanova, national monument considered the first and the oldest example of Gothic-Cistercian architecture in Italy. In a medieval atmosphere you can admire the church with the cloister on which revolve the refectory, the chapter house, the infirmary of the monks and the house of the abbot where he died in 1274 St. Thomas Aquinas. Moving to Terracina and lunch at a fishing cooperative. In the afternoon visit of Terracina, the city where the Appian Way reaches the sea, with the temple of Jupiter Anxur and the wonderful center where history appears as an open book; in a few meters, in fact, we find remains of its splendor in Roman times, in medieval times and in the Renaissance period. In the evening, return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel, meeting with our guide and departure for the visit to the Villa Mondragone, one of the most beautiful Tuscolan Villas built by the papal nobility in the sixteenth century; to follow walk in the center of Frascati, a town renowned for the beauty of its countryside and the Tuscolan Villas. After lunch in a farmhouse with local products. Afternoon, visit of the millennial Abbey of San Nilo in Grottaferrata, the only example in Italy of an abbey that still preserves the Catholic-Byzantine rite. Inside there are important frescoes by Domenichino. At the end, return to Frascati. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, meeting with our guide and departure for Nemi, a small picturesque village overlooking the lake of the same name, where we will discover myths and legends related to the cult of the goddess Diana. We continue to visit Lanuvio, a village of pre-Roman times where today the ancient medieval structure is recognizable. Visit to the Temple of Giunone Sospita and the latest findings of the votive stipe. Moving to an organic wine production company PDO Colli Lanuvini for the visit and tasting / lunch. At the end departure to return to the headquarters.
The rate includes
Accommodation in a 3/4 * hotel at the Castelli Romani, double room
Half board, drinks included
Tastings as scheduled
5 lunches in restaurant, drinks included + 1 lunch in the cellar.
Guide service: 4 days full day and 2 days half day
Medical and baggage insurance
The rate does not include
The fee does not include transportation, gratuities, personal extras and entrances to be paid locally
Cancellation insurance (optional), price on request.
Supplement for entrance tickets:
Palazzo Farnese di Caprarola € 5.00 p.p.
Palazzo Chigi of Ariccia, € 5.00 p.p.
Cisternoni, Church of the Rotonda and Amphitheater of Albano € 6.00 p.p. cumulative
Temple of Jupiter of Terracina € 4.00 p.p.
Villa Mondragone of Monte Porzio catone € 5,00 p.p.