Roman Countryside

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Roman Countryside
Take a relaxing trip through the picturesque towns around the city of Rome, in the Lazio region of Italy. Get away from the busy city streets and enjoy a glass of wine in a charming country villa.
Highlights:

Escape from Rome’s busy streets for a relaxing trip in the countryside of Lazio

Pass along the Appian Way, one of the earliest roads built by the ancient Romans

Pay a visit to Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the Pope, overlooking picturesque Lake Albano

Admire the historic Abbey of Santa Maria in the town of Grottaferrata

Enjoy a glass of white wine and snacks at a country villa

Departing from Esquilino Square in central Rome, our bus will drive through the Porta San Sebastiano, an ancient gateway out of the city, and onto the Appian Way.

Started and mostly completed in 312 BC, the Appian Way was built to connect major bases and allow for transportation of military supplies, and is one of the earliest Roman roads.

The tour will then take us along the Road of the Lakes, through rolling hills once home to active volcanoes.

We will pay a visit to the community of Castel Gandolfo, one of Italy’s most beautiful towns, and the summer residence of the Pope.

Overlooking Lake Albano and home to many beautiful homes and villas, Castel Gandolfo also hosted various events during the 1960 Olympics in Rome.

Continuing along the hills surrounding Lake Albano, the charming town of Grottaferrata awaits. After taking some time to explore the town’s historic center and beautiful monastery, the last stop on the tour will be the town of Frascati.

Renowned for its production of white wine, we will stop into Frascati for a wine tasting and light snacks in a typical country villa, before returning to Rome.
Included:

•Transportation
•Guide
Meeting Point, pick-up and drop-off:

Meeting Point: Esquilino Square, 6/7, near to the Termini Station and the St. Mary Major's Basilica.
Pick-up: hotels within Aurelian Walls.
Drop-off: at the hotels or vicinity according to traffic conditions.