Roman Castle tour, history and archeology

Tour with guide of the Roman Castles

Discover Albano Laziale, Ariccia and Nemi

4 hours
Proprietà: Condivise, Private
Pets allowed

Discover the villages of the Roman Castles between Lake Albano of Castel Gandolfo and Lake Nemi. A small group tour designed to get to know a territory rich in history, art and gastronomic traditions with a professional guide.

What we will visit

  • Discover Albano Laziale, Ariccia and Nemi
  • Visit to Cisternone in Albano Laziale
  • Admire the mausoleum of the Horatii and Curiazi
  • Walk through the shopping streets of Albano Laziale
  • Optional: visite museum of Roman Ships



10:00 - 12:00

Albano Laziale with guide

  • Arrive in Albano Laziale. Meet the guide and begin the tour.

Possibility of arriving in Frascati by train and then moving to Albano Laziale with our transfer, there is also the alternative of being picked-up from Rome or of arriving with your own car, to be chosen when booking.

  • Albano Laziale guided tour

With the guide we will tell the story of this territory that legends say is the ancient Albalonga, the mythical city founded by Ascanio, son of Aeneas, quoted in the verses of Virgil.

We will visit the baroque Church of Santa Maria della Stella from which you can easily reach the Catacombs of San Salvatore (in use between the third and fourth centuries AD), the Romanesque churches of San Pietro and Santa Maria della Rotonda, the well-kept gardens of  Villa Doria and in the upper part of the historic center, a III century amphitheater that once accommodated up to 1600 people.

  • Visit Cisternone, an ingenious system that in Roman times ensured water to the military camp
  • Visit the ancient mausoleum of the Horatii and Curiazi, unique sepulchers in their architecture reminiscent of Etruscan cinerary urns of Volterra.
12:00 - 13:30

Ariccia, Nemi

After a walk through the shopping streets, transfer to Ariccia.

  • We will take a short stop to admire the buildings that overlook Piazza di Corte designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini together with the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Palazzo Chigi and the famous Ariccia bridge.

Later in the morning, we will continue to the ancient village of Nemi, the smallest town among the Roman Castles dating back to Roman times. Colorful, surrounded by nature and with a unique view of the lake of the same name, it offers noteworthy landscape views.

Return to Frascati (or Albano Laziale), end of tour

14:30 - 16:30

Optional (not included): Visit of the Museum of Roman Ships

After the lunch break in Nemi it is possible to continue the tour with a visit to the Museum of Roman Ships.

The Museum is located on Lake Nemi, it houses the 1/5 scale reconstructions of Caligula’s ships recovered in an archaeological venture conducted from 1928 to 1932 in Lake Nemi. You will also find many archaeological finds from the nearby site of the Temple of Diana.


Included/not included

The excursion includes:

  • Professional guide approx. 3 hours
  • Visit to the Cisternone and archaeological museum of Albano Laziale
  • Visit to the mausoleum of the Horatii and Curiatii

Not included

  • Tips and personal extras

Optional (choose at the time of booking):

  • Private transfer from Frascati station for all the tour and return to the station at the end of the to or from Rome (pick up in hotel)
  • Visit the Museum of Roman Ships including guide and entrance ticket

    This tour is on request for individuals and groups.

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