CASTEL GANDOLFO & NEMI day trip
Discover a haunting and evocative territory only a few miles from Rome
All the private Rome’s Excursions are done with an English speaking driver/Escort guide and deluxe Mercedes minivan fully air conditioned that will meet you at your Hotel or residence and drive all the way to Castel Gandolfo
Discover a haunting and evocative territory only a few miles from Rome.
They call this area the Roman Castles since these towns originated from the castles the Roman nobles built on the most suitable hill in their property. Over the years the people built their homes outside the castles so to be protected by it and finally they built walls around the city for more protection.
The area has beautiful hills and lakes and the little towns have a special quaint atmosphere. Later we proceed driving on the beautiful “Via dei Laghi” (the road of the lakes) to Nemi. The road climbs the hills between the woods of the Alban Hills and offers breath taking panoramas of the towns and the lakes. Nemi is a lovely little town overlooking the homonymous lake and known for producing special strawberries. Finally we’ll reach Castelgandolfo which is the most charming of the small towns in the area. It will be possible to make a stop at local restaurant for a typical lunch. Castelgandolfo was chosen in the 17th Century by Pope Urban VIII Barberini to be the Summer Residence of the Popes, so that’s where still today the Pope spends the month of August and some time in the winter when he needs to relax. The Papal Residence cannot be visited, but the Palace can be seen from the outside. In Castelgandolfo are also shops that represent the local wineries and so it will also be possible to do some wine tasting.
The area is also well known for its food and willingly you could have a nice lunch in one of the
Restaurants in the area.
At the end of your visit sit back and relax as your driver returns you back to Rome