Tour of the villages of the Roman Castles

Food and wine experiences in the Roman Castles

Tour of Palestrina, Frascati and Nemi

8 hours
Proprietà: Private
Pets allowed

A day in the most beautiful villages of the Roman Castles: from the temples erected by the Latin civilizations, passing through Ancient Rome and the culture of wine up to the medieval period. Available as a day excursion from Rome or in two days.

What you will visit

  • Visit the villages of Palestrina, Frascati, Nemi e Rocca di Papa
  • Discover the archaeological evidence of ancient civilizations
  • Participate in a workshop on the typical Palestrina Giglietti biscuits
  • With a sommelier we will have the opportunity of tasting locally produced wines
  • Treat yourself to a lunch with quality prime materials



10:00 - 12:30


  • Meet with the guide at your hotel in Rome and travel to Palestrina.

Visit of the town famous for the Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia, a sacred complex dedicated to the goddess Fortuna, one of the best examples of late-republican architecture in ancient Italy.

  • Entrance to palazzo Colonna Barberini home to the Prenestino Archaeological Museum.

The important museum that collects the finds from the Sanctuary as well as the wonderful Nile Mosaic, one of the most famous masterpieces of the Hellenistic period.

At the end of the visit we will take a break inside Palazzo Barberini.

  • Tasting and workshop on Giglietti di Palestrina, biscuits with simple ingredients that have their origins in history.

We will continue the tour with a walk to Castel San Pietro Romano, a set for many films after the Second World War.

12:30 - 14:30

Visit of a winery, lunch included

  • Visit to the winery, tasting in the wine cellar followed by a typical lunch

In the late morning we will move to a local winery.

After a walk through the vineyards, we will visit the cellar, with an explanation of the grape processing techniques, barrel aging and combinations. Together with a sommelier we will have the opportunity to taste three locally produced wines, paired with a lunch consisting of an appetizer and a main course.

14:30 - 17:00

Nemi e Rocca di Papa

  • Visit the town of Nemi
  • Visit the museum of Roman ships

We will be able to admire the two 1/5 scale reconstructions of Caligula’s ships recovered in an archaeological enterprise conducted from 1928 to 1932 in Lake Nemi. The original ships were lost in a fire in 1944, but the museum does not lack many artifacts from the ships, in addition to what was found in the nearby Sanctuary of Diana.

  • Walk to the highest point with a beautiful view overlooking Lake Nemi.

Transfer to Rocca di Papa, gently lying on the slopes of Monte Cavo, at the top of which stood the Temple of Jupiter Laziale.

  • Visit of the Medieval Fortress, a natural bulwark of volcanic origin located on top of the ancient village where a fortified castle was built around the year 1000, today an interesting archaeological site and panoramic point.

End of tour and return to Rome.



Included/not included

The excursion includes:

  • Full day professional guide
  • Workshop and tasting of Giglietti biscuits
  • Visit a winery, tasting of 3 wines and a 2 course lunch
  • Entrance to the museum of Roman Ships

Does not included:

  • Tips and personal extras
  • Transport from Rome to be indicated at the time of booking

    This tour is on request for individuals and groups.

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