Highlights of Rome Including Frascati & Castel Gandolfo

Highlights of Rome Including Frascati & Castel Gandolfo

Highlights of Rome Including Frascati & Castel GandolfoItaly
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    Your Guided Group Holiday To Rome

    Embark on a captivating journey to the heart of Italy on our Rome holiday. We'll immerse ourselves in the rich tapestry of Roman history, see iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Discover the charm of Frascati, known for its picturesque setting, historic villas, and vineyards. Savour the authentic flavours of Frascati with a guided walking tour, where we'll try local delights like the famous "fragolina" strawberries. Explore the scenic wonders of the Alban Hills, visiting the Papal Palace in Castel Gandolfo, the historic city of Anagni, known as "the land of the Popes," with its majestic Cathedral and precious crypt. With a perfect blend of guided tours and leisure time, this tour offers an ideal balance for both history enthusiasts and those seeking a relaxing escape. Join us on this unforgettable journey, where every moment is a celebration of Italy's cultural treasures and culinary delights. Your Roman adventure awaits

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    Trip Itinerary

    Activity Level 3

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    Travel to Italy

    1

    Travel to Italy

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    We have arrived in Italy! 

    We meet our local representative and transfer to our hotel in the town of Frascati. Join us tonight for a welcome dinner in our hotel. 

    Frascati

    2

    Walking tour of Frascati

    Time: MorningMorning

    This morning, after breakfast, we join our guide for a walking tour of Frascati. We will explore the local shops and botteghes. Here we will savour some celebrated local delicacies such as roasted pork, focaccia bread, biscotti — just out of the antique wood-fired oven, and jug wine from the oldest tavern in town. Be sure to save room for our included lunch in a hand-picked local fraschetta (typical rustic restaurant) famous for its porchetta.  

    At Leisure

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    Take the afternoon to wander & explore more of Frascati town at your leisure, exploring the cobblestone streets and alleyways. Our guide will be happy to offer suggestions on activities in the local area. 

    Ancient Rome

    3

    Guided Walking Tour of Rome

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Let’s join our guide this morning and travel by coach to Ancient Rome. Today, we will explore the city on a guided walking tour while taking in the sights of the Colosseum and Roman Forum (both viewed from outside), as well as discovering Piazza Venezia and the Trevi Fountain. We will have free time for lunch, shopping and sightseeing before returning to Frascati in the late afternoon. 

    Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo and Nemi

    4

    Castel Gandolfo

    Time: MorningMorning

    Join us for a full day excursion exploring the Alban HillsWe start our day with a visit to Castel Gandolfo, known as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy! In a splendid position overlooking Lake Albano, Castle Gandolfo is situated on the brink of a volcanic crater. Our guide will take us on a visit to the famous Papal Palace, where Popes have spent their summers since the 17th century Enjoy some free time to refuel with lunch or explore further before our afternoon visit to Nemi. 

    Nemi

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    This afternoon we will travel to the town of Nemi, known for its delicious strawberries. The countryside of Rome and the Lazio region hosts a number of varieties of sweet flavoursome strawberries. Romans, however, associate strawberries with Nemi. The small, flavoursome strawberry from Nemi is also known, because of its size, as the “fragolina”. Since ancient times, the Nemi strawberry has been sold on the market stalls of Rome between May and September. Today we will indulge in a tasting of traditional tartlets with strawberries before we make our way back to the hotel for the evening. 

    At Leisure

    5

    At Leisure

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Enjoy a full day at leisure to relax in Frascati. Take this opportunity to further explore the surrounding town or take a 40min train ride into Rome for some more sightseeing. Our guide will be on hand to provide details on public transport and activities in the local area. 

    Anagni

    6

    Guided tour of Anagni

    Time: MorningMorning

    Following a leisurely breakfast, we set off by coach to explore Anagni, nicknamed ‘the land of the Popes’. Walking through the city, we will admire its majestic Cathedral and the famous "building of the Popes". Exploring the city centre, we will be drawn to other significant buildings such as the town hall and the exterior of Barnekow’s noble house. We will explore the Cathedral of Anagni and its precious Crypt containing the remains of Saint Magus. The Cathedral is known as the second Sistine Chapel with its elegant interior housing precious artworks, religious relics and frescoes.     

    At Leisure

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    We return to Frascati this afternoon for time at leisure or enjoy a coffee, gelato or glass of wine at a local cafe! 

    At Leisure

    7

    At Leisure

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Enjoy your last free day to explore more of Frascati or perhaps head into Rome for some last-minute sightseeing or shopping. Join us tonight for a farewell dinner in a local restaurant. 

    Return Home

    8

    Depart Italy

    Time to say 'arrivederci' to Italy!  

    We'll check out of our hotel and depart by coach to the airport for our return flight. 

    * We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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