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If you want to do something different, consider a relaxing day out in the country, to explore the Bracciano Lake and Surrounding villages! You will travel to Lake Bracciano, to visit Bracciano, Trevignano Romano, and Anguillara Sabazia. Quaint villages, of Medieval wonder and rustic charm, surrounded by green hills, in a beautiful setting. First off Bracciano! Famous for its outstanding 15th century Orsini-Odescalchi Castle. Visited by important personalities such as John Kennedy and Tina Turner, and of course Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’, who used the castle as their wedding venue. Another charming town is Anguillara Sabazia. Your tour driver will be happy to provide suggestions for the best local restaurants on the charming lakeside. And Finally, Trevignano! This village simply reflects and beauty, the traditions and the eagerness to preserve it’s ancient history. The architecture and rustic features are simply breathtaking. Upon request we can organize a traditional lunch in a local “Villa B&B” nearby the lake for an authentic local lunch. A rich variety of mixed starters and homemade “pasta” together with sparkling water, local high selected wine & dessert will be served in a veranda overlooking Lake Bracciano (price is 30 Euro per person). After lunch, we will continue to Calcata, one of the best preserved medieval rock towns (literally built in a rocky cliff) in Italy. Calcata has a certain Magic to it, the atmosphere is pure and overwhelming. This Medieval destination is mostly lived by poets, writers, artists and solitaires. At the end, your private tour driver will take you back to your requested location in Rome.
Our English-speaking tour driver will meet you at your hotel for this private Rome day tour to Viterbo. Visit it’s fascinating venues, and take a trip to Bagnaia and Bomarzo too! Like most cities in the area, Viterbo was once an Etruscan village which became a Roman colony and finally a Roman colony. A point of interest is the 22nd Century’ Roman San Lorenzo Cathedral, which lies where the Etruscan citadel once was. In the 16th century, the area around the small bishopric of Viterbo, became the summer destination for a series of popes. With the evolution through the centuries, the small medieval towns in this countryside were transformed by sumptuous palaces, villas, and gardens. Visit Villa Lante One of the greatest structural accomplishments of the Italian 1500s. In Villa Lante, you will see the fountains of the moors, the two mansions (Gambara and Montalto), and a spectacular system of the fountains and water games and a beautiful park. The entire Villa (between the garden and park) occupies a surface of 22 hectares. The particularity of Lante Villa is shown by the magnificence of the garden, especially in the architectural work. You will have lunch in a typical “trattoria” before visiting Bomarzo. Bomarzo is a fantastic garden. It slips into the theatrical, symbol-laden traditions of the Baroque period. Unsurprisingly, after several centuries of neglect, it was rediscovered during the 1950s by surrealist artist, Salvador Dali, who found inspiration in the garden’s mixture of natural and bizarre design. After a beautiful day in the Countryside, visiting the most magical, hidden locations, you’ll return to your requested location in Rome.
A tour to visit the Monsters Park of Bomarzo, Caprarola another incredible village and finally Calcata. You’ll discover some of the most amazing features and hidden gems. Certainly a day to remember. First stop will be Bomarzo (about a 1 hour drive) were you can visit the “Monster Park”. This garden is an extraordinary sight, because with its strange, disturbing sculptures (taken from Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso) it was created by Vicino Orsini, Duke of Bomarzo, to rival Caprarola and the Villa Lante. You’ll continue to Caprarola where you can visit the famous Palazzo Farnese. Initially intended to be a fortress by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese,its construction started in 1525, and was later transformed by Vignola into a magnificent palace. Antonio Tempesti, Giovanni Il Vecchio, Giovanni Antonio Da Varese, Raffaellino da Reggio, Giacomo Del Duca and Jacopo Bertoia worked to realize this magnificent summer residence. Two bridges connect the palace to the immense Italian Garden and to the park on the back side of the palace. The Summer and Winter gardens encircle the Palace. Fountains, grottos, nymphaea, and numerous statues enrich the way between hedges and large staircases. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. On the way back to Rome, stop at Calcata. This very old village, once an outstanding center of the Faliscans, is now one of the best kept, picturesque towns in the region.
Today you will learn about the Etruscan civilization and you will have the chance to see and tour Tarquinia & Cerveteri, two of Italy’s great Etruscan cities, whose origins could date from as far back as the 9th century B.C and famous for a number of Etruscan necropolises. Visit Tarquinia Situated on a small hill overlooking the beautiful natural landscapes , you will find the greatest Etruscan museum in the World.With well-preserved sarcophagi, paintings, tombs, frescoes and the largest Etruscan necropolis, walk along the streets of the town. Visit the Etruscan Museum with its best collections like the 4th Century BC terra-cotta Winged Horses . And the Necropolis of Tarquinia with its 6000 graves carved in rock. You will also visit to Ceri, an Etruscan Fortress-village! Your tour driver can recommend a great local restaurant where you could have a traditional lunch! Then make sure to take a stroll around the village to visit some of the breathtaking venues! Finally you’ll head to Cerveteri where you can visit the necropolis. The most famous attraction of Cerveteri is the Necropoli della Banditaccia, which has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It covers an area of 400 hectars, only 10 of which can be visited. The Tomb of the Reliefs is certainly the most impressive tomb of the whole necropolis of Banditaccia. And the museum in Cerveteri is definitely worth a visit. Here you can admire Etruscan art and artifacts found locally, including the contents of some of the tombs. After this private tour you will return to your requested location in Rome.
This tour is one of the most popular closer day trips to the surroundings of Rome where you can immerse yourself in historyand some of the most precious Italian renaissance jewels. A private tour of Tivoli, just a few miles away from RomeOnce arrived in Tivoli your tour begins with a visit of Hadrian’s Villa, the summer residence of one of the most popular Roman Emperors, Hadrian.Walking through this amazingly preserved villa you will admire some of its wonderful treasures, such as a reconstruction of a porch of ancient Athens, the Naval Theater,the large thermal baths, a reproduction of an Egyptian shrine, and the Hadrian’s Villa Museum, filled with precious objects found during the excavations.Hadrian’s Villa is one of the Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Villa is a monumental living complex that even today continues to display the lavishnessand enormous power of Ancient Rome. After you will drive to Tivoli where your tour driver will be happy to suggest some typical local restaurants in the area.Then off to Villa d’Este, built by the grandson of Pope Alexander VI in the 16th century, one of the most beautiful palaces and gardens of Italy. The entire complex is structured by a geometric system of paths, ramps, and steps altered around fountains, crypts, and arched walkways.A romantic and private tour of Tivoli Villas.At the end of your tour, your driver will take you back to your requested location in Rome.
We will pick you up at your hotel or any other place of your convenience. You will go to Ostia Antica where you will enjoy a privately guided tour through the archaeological site with an archaeological guide. Ancient Ostia offers the opportunity to walk along the streets of an ancient city of Roman period, quite similar to Pompeii. Ostia boasted with bakeries, markets, shops, restaurants, taverns, including a forum, theater, temples, and beautiful bathing complexes. Probably one of the most important Archeological sites in Italy. Some of the highlights you will see during this tour are the Terme di Nettuno where you can admire the beautiful black and white mosaics representing Neptune and Anfitrione, the Decumanus Maximus, the Capitolium and the Temple of Rome and Augustus, the Basilica and the large thermal baths. On the way back to Rome, we will pass by the E.U.R. quarter, or “Esposizione Universale Di Roma,” built by Mussolini before World War II with imperial architecture style.
Escape from the crowd to discover the beautiful surroundings of the Lazio region, you can spend unforgettable moments in Subiaco and its monasteries. You explore the village of Subiaco and enjoy a visit of the Benedictine monasteries of the ‘Sacro Speco’ and ‘St. Scholastica’, the principal attractions in Subiaco. Visit this amazing little town with so much to offer. An excellent destination for a trip outside the usual patterns, because you will discover all the wonderful features of Subiaco. First of all the Shrines… Hidden, like a precious gem, between the rock walls of Mount Taleo near Subiaco, in the hinterland of Lazio, the Sanctuary of Sacro Speco overlooking the valley below. The “cave” alludes to the cave, which is still available, where the Young St. Benedict of Norcia spent time as a hermit in the early sixth century. It was after that period of spiritual recollection that the saint founded the first monastic communities along the valley of the river Aniene, giving way to Western monasticism. These are a Spectacular collection of religious buildings. The lower monastery is dedicated to St. Scholastica, sister of Benedict, the saint who lived as a hermit in a cave around which will develop the upper monastery. Perched on multiple levels and decorated with admirable frescoes this place is still full of spirituality. Subiaco is one of the Italy charms, for its history and traditions…. But also for its irresistible food culture. Your tour driver will be happy to recommend some typical restaurants in the area for lunch. Like a little family run restaurant housed in the cellars of the Castle of the Borgias family, where the famous Lucrezia was born. At the end of the tour, your tour driver will transfer you back to your hotel or any other place of your convenience in Rome.
For this Frascati tour, our English-speaking tour driver will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenience. You will enjoy the scenery of a series of small villages scattered on a territory of volcanic land, called Roman castles , because of the imposing castle and palaces, houses to many important families and Popes. Some of the small towns are separated from one another by woods of chestnut trees or by rich and untouched vegetation. Other are linked to each other by buildings, others are isolated on the top of the ancient inactive volcano. The Roman castle hill towns of ancient and medieval origin are celebrated for their lush green scenery, volcanic lakes, authentic cuisine, and local white wines. Visit the two main hill towns, Frascati and Castel Gandolfo. Frascati is the most famous town of the Roman castles. according to other scholars, the town’ name comes from the “frascata”, a special right to collect firewood and branches, which were used in the Middle Ages as a mean to cover houses. The town of Castel Gandolfo became the property of the popes. At the end of the 16th and early 17th centuries, aristocratic Romans began to build luxurious villas in and around the Castelli Romani Hill towns, just as the ancients had done. Your English-speaking tour driver will be happy to suggest some great local restaurants in the area for lunch and upon request, schedule a visit in a local winery, because this area is world famous for the amazing food. More importantly, for the great wine production. At the end of the tour, your tour driver will drop you off at your hotel or other area of your convenience in Rome or surrounding area.
Our tour driver will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenience at 8.30am (suggested time). On this private tour you will discover Ninfa Gardens, one of the most romantic gardens in the world located about 40 miles south-east of Rome. A magical experience, from your Rome Hotel. Ninfa’s Gardens, traditionally known as the City of Dreams. Over 10.000 shrubs, rare plants and flowering trees from all over the world grow among the medieval ruins, while the river Ninfa forms a lake in the garden. There are 2000 plant species from all over the world brought together and they thrive in Ninfa’s protected micro-climate. A mix of nature and history where with our guide you can immerse yourself in a tranquil garden framed by the city’s classical ruins. Since its origins, when the Romans built the Temple of the Naiad Nymphs, till the 19th century when it was transformed in a romantic English garden, the Garden of Ninfa has always been a magic place, that continues to fascinate its visitors. The Giardino di Ninfa, is truly a paradise of flowers, water and sunlight, a splendid example of poetry and medieval architecture located at the foot of the Lepini mountains in the province of Latina. Visitors are thrown into an unpolluted environment where many writers, such as Virgina Woolf, Truman Capote, Ungaretti, and Moravia, found inspiration for their creations, a true literary salon. After Ninfa we will continue for a brief vist of Sermoneta, the most well-preserved medieval borgo in central Lazio, and the enormous fortress of Caetani Castle that looms over dominant the town and the valley below. Your tour driver will be happy to suggest a typical restaurant in this medieval borgo for a quick and traditional lunch. At the end of the tour we will transfer you back to Rome.
Enjoy a unique excursion to Ciociaria, a region of beautiful landscapes and fascinating little villages like Fiuggi, famous for the water springs, Fumone & Anagni, famous world wide for their historical beauty. Discover the marvels of Medieval villages and landscapes Driving through the hills of the region your first stop on the hill top town of Fiuggi. A medieval village, perched on a hill and surrounded by chestnut trees and green spaces. There you can visit the Anticolana and the Boniface VIII water springs. Fiuggi water is known since ancient Rome for the healing properties, particularly for the treatment of kidney stones and urinary tract infections. Drink water directly from the source is the best way to enjoy its benefits. To embrace the spirit of Fiuggi, explore the maze of little streets climbing up through the village. Enjoy the curative water springs Visit Fumone and the ancient Castle, over a thousand years old it is located in the center of a fortress and it is surrounded by a boundary wall which is fitted with self-defense equipment. For lunch your tour drivers will be happy to suggest some typical restaurants for a traditional meal in the area, before visiting Anagni, the City of Popes. At the end of this private tour, your driver will take you on a pleasant ride back to Rome.
The battlefield tour of Anzio is an unforgettable experience to retrace the places of the Landing of Anzio which took place on 22th January 1944. You will have the chance to first of all retrace the steps of Soldiers that participated in the landing of Anzio and the areas of the Liberation from the Nazi fascists which occurred on 4th June 1944. Your driver & expertise historian/guide will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenience in Rome at 8.30am (suggested time). You will be with your own private guide who will illustrate to you all the details and the history of the sites you will be visiting during this interesting tour. On this tour you will also get the chance to see and visit the Anzio War Museum, Anzio War Cemetery (the American monumental cemetery or the English cemetery) and the Beachhead Cemetery also, before going to the infamous Flyover at Campo di Carne, scene of fighting in 1944. A very personal experience, to remember what has been done for our freedom Upon request you can visit the areas adjacent to beaches such as Peter Beach and x-ray BEACH. In addition, one walks through the trenches and individual paths of American and British soldiers. Our memorial tour ends with the visit of the Sicily Rome American Cemetery which is located not far from the beaches of the landing right in the heart of Nettuno and commemorates the US soldiers fallen from the landing in Sicily on 9thJuly 1943 to the liberation of Rome on June 4th, 1944.
Our English-speaking driver will welcome you at your hotel or any other place at any time of your convenience, for a private and comfortable transfer to your Shopping spree. Just 45 minutes away from Rome, at Castel Romano Outlet, you will find the best brands at the best prices with the widest choice of menswear, ladies’ wear, children’s wear, sportswear, accessories, and household products. The Castel Romano Centre is managed by McArthurGlen, European leader in the development of Designer Factory Outlets, with 14 centers in Great Britain, France, Holland, Austria, and Italy. This is a guarantee of quality, with an unmistakable treasure that you will be able to see in Serravalle, Scrivia, and Barberino di Mugello, Italy. Visit an outlet mall for a little shopping… Castel Romano Outlet Discover all the fashion brands you wish for. At Castel Romano Outlet, you will find the designs and the service of the most prestigious stores; from Valentino to Diesel, from Calvin Klein to Nike, from D&G to Zegna, from Ferragamo to Etro. Each shop within the outlet is directly managed by the brand, therefore guaranteeing all customers the finest quality products available, together with unique style and hospitality. This is definitely something to be experienced and repeated. Also, Castel Romano offers a variety of stores, bars, restaurants, a large playground for children, hairdressers, a solarium, and a beauty center to complete your look. Cash points are also available, so as not to limit your shopping desire. You will be welcomed in a unique and involving space, designed to inspire ancient imperial Rome. You will find the highest quality couture from the previous seasons or surplus production of the most prestigious designers, with prices reduced from 30% to 70%. Finally, after your day of shopping, your driver will transfer you back to Rome.
During your Italian Vacation, we will take you to discover the secrets of the Olive Oil Experience. Your private tour driver will welcome you at your hotel in Rome. Italy’s at the top of the chart when it comes to production of great wines, cheeses and other local specialties. But there is one product, that wins it all. The one and only Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, or EVO, only Italian olive groves can harvest. Visit Tuscia Region of Viterbo, the heart of Norther Latium. This part of the region is a multicolored weave of different landscapes and quaint villages and mesmerizing features. Joint by one common thread: Harvest, agriculture and EVO production. Visit one of the Ancient villages in the area. You can choose between the Village of Caprarola, famous for the reinassance Villa Farnese, or a stop in Sutri , known for the famous Roman Amphitheatre and the fascinating Etruscan Necropolis. The choice is yours! Your next location will be an olive-mill, in Vetralla, another quaint Etruscan village immersed in the Countryside, and your EVO Experience will start. This World Famous product has an incredible background. You will learn about the harvesting process and hear all about the next step in oil making, as you’ll head to the mill. You can’t leave without a private tasting. Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting is next! You’ll hear all about how to pair this product with the perfect dish, how to use it in the kitchen, and enjoy the different flavors of a selection of olive oils, with local bruschettas or appetizers. Before heading back to Rome, your tour driver will make some restaurant recommendations, for a delicious lunch. We’d be happy to arrange your lunch in an oil farm, for the ultimate Evo experience. (Lunch price not included, as it will depend on the olive farm you’ll be visiting).
A sensory experience on this private tour of beautiful villages. Escape from the busyness of Rome, for a day. Frascati Wine culture is a private tour will take you on a trip to explore the culture of wine making and its social impact on local life style. This part of the Roman Countryside is called Castelli Romani, Roman Castles. Because of its small villages, old fortifications and castles, perched on the Albani Hills. The two most famous Roman Castles’ towns are Castel Gandolfo and Frascati. What makes them so special is their unique location, the lifestyle. More importantly, when it comes to great food and superb wine, this is where you want to go! On the road, you will notice how interesting the Roman countryside really is, with its rolling hills and fascinating landscapes. You will be in awe. Driving through the Roman Castles, you’ll arrive in Castel Gandolfo, a quaint little town, perched on top of a hill over looking the lake. The Pope’s summer residence, through out the centuries. Because of its joyful atmosphere and astonishing sceneries. Take your time and take a look around. This beautiful town has incredible history and so much to offer, which is accessible to everyone. History, art and wine are perfectly paired You will then head for Frascati, another Roman Castles Town. This interesting town is associated to many events in history and artistically. Frascati is renowned for it’s great food and wine culture. And that’s why for this experience, we want for you to explore every aspect of these wonderful lands. Before you return to Rome, we will take you for a private Wine tasting and tour of a Winery in Frascati, to learn more about their wines, visit the vineyards and cellars and taste their magnificent product, to sample with their locally made bruschettas and caciotta cheese. After this marvelous day, your private tour driver will take you back for a pleasant trip back to Rome.
As if our private tours weren’t exclusive enough, we present you our newest addition. A private boat tour on the most beautiful shores in Italy: The definition of Wanderlust! This tour generally starts from one of the Argentario area towns' port, or Civitavecchia Port (contact our staff, for pickup and drop off in your requested location or a meeting point directly in Port), where you will board your personal cabin cruiser, Cranchi Z34 speedboat. Your skipper will welcome you on board and following a quick breefing on the day, you'll enjoy a nice greeting breakfast. Warm breakfast pastries, Espresso, American coffee, tea and juice. What a sweet delight! A memorable exclusive tour of the coastal line of the Thyrrenian Sea. You will head to the breath-taking Monte Argentario area, one of the most exclusive territories in the World, possibly. Famous for it’s lagoons, crystal clear water and cliffs. Your skipper, will transform in a fantastic chef and arrange a delicious light-lunch for you. Typical Italian delicacies and beverages (no alcohol). Tour the incomparable beauty with the exclusiveness of a private boat and skipper, on a itinerary including plaves like Porto Ercole, Isola del Giglio and Isola di Giannutri, to gaze into the blue sea, surrounding islands and lagoons of the Monte Argentario area. At the end of the day, at around 6pm you will return to the dock. As if this experience didn't already have everything, you can choose to add the following customizations, for an extra cost: To add to the above experience, instead of a nice light lunch, your skipper will cook a delicious fish-based lunch for you, to enjoy with wine from the best wineries (Falanghina del Sannio, Passerina Marchigiana, Sella e Mosa, etc) In addition to the fish based lunch experience, enjoy an Italian Style aperitivo on board, at sunset, with a chilled bottle of Prosecco *The above additionals, can be purchased and reserved during the booking process. For any other requests, please contact our office. We can arrange private transportation from/to your requested location before and after the boat tour. (Contact our staff) Itinerary Your skipper will welcome you on the dock. While a quick breefing on the day, he will serve you a delicious breakfast. During the tour along the coast, depending on your request and booked extras, he will serve you either a light lunch or a full delicious lunch. A memorable tour of the coastal line of the lower Tuscan Region, to the Mount Argentario. Gorgeous views, beautiful landscapes from the sea an entertaining skipper who will give you wonderful explanations on the itinerary for your day. At the end of this private boat tour, your skipper will take you back to Port. This private tour can be arranged for 1 to 6 people tops.
When you are visiting Rome and wanting to try something new and exciting, this private tour takes the "off the beaten path" activity to a whole other level! A private tour in the woods of the inland Roman Countryside, to discover ancient traditions: Truffle Hunting! Your private tour driver will welcome you in your Hotel or any other requested location in Rome, to take you for the beautiful countryside. As you enjoy a nice ride on a luxury Mercedes vehicle, you will travel to the beautiful area of the Bracciano Lake. A famous, vulcanic lake dotted with quaint villages and castles. All around the lake is woods. A green, dense woods with a peculiar selection of fauna and flora, home to a rich variety of delicious mushrooms and, you guessed it, Truffles! You'll be headed for the Woods of Manziana, just a few miles away from the town of Bracciano on the lake (world famous for the Odescalchi castle, where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were married, among of other vip events) You will meet your hunter for the day. A high truffle expert and with his dogs, the two hour hunt in the woods begins. As you follow the trails of the focused hounds, your hunter guide will tell you all about this precious product of the Earth. And then the excitement begins, when the dogs traces the truffles buried in the soil, next to tree trunks and rocks, learn how to extract them and the different truffle hunting techniques. After collecting the prize, the hunter will take you to his house, where a different selections of dishes will be prepared with the truffles you've found. Enjoy a nice, rich lunch to go with home made deserts, wines and liquors, all prepared for the occasion. And after lunch, why not take a stroll to explore the surrounding Lake view villages of Anguillara and Trevignano? For the perfect ending of a perfect day, in the Roman Countryside. At the end of this day tour your private tour driver will take you back to your Rome hotel, with wonderful memories of a delightful day, in the heart of Italy!
When in Rome, you absolutely must visit these incredible places in the surroundings. We organize Rome Surroundings tours, day trips in many cities from Rome.
Travel to the Countryside to see quaint, rustic villages, breathe in the easy life style. Historical villas hidden in beautiful gardens, fragile ghost towns and stone carved settlements, myths and stories and so much history and beauty.
We promise, you will remember your day in Rome’s surroundings forever.
Rome is a city with a long and fascinating history, full of incredible sights and attractions. Taking a tour of the city’s surroundings can be an excellent way to explore the area and get an insight into its past.
There are many reasons to take a tour around Rome. Some of the main reasons include:
Taking a tour around Rome is an excellent opportunity to discover the beauty and history of the region, and to enjoy a pleasant holiday full of experiences.
With the help of experienced tour driver guides, you can discover some of Rome’s most beautiful places, from ancient ruins to picturesque villages. Whether you’re looking for an adventure or simply want to take in some breathtaking views, a Rome surroundings tour will not disappoint!
If you are thinking of discovering the surroundings of Rome, we recommend some places not to be missed: