Rome

Roman countryside & villages tour

food, wine and relaxation!!!
  • Type tour

    Driver Guided Tours

  • Duration

    7 hours from 09:00 AM

  • Meeting point

    Hotel Lobby or Apartment street level

What You'll do in this tour

Let Miles&Miles assist you in creating an unforgettable and stress-free journey! The Roman Countryside & Villages tour helps you to explore the quaint villages just outside of the Eternal City. Tours are led by an expert English speaking driver guide who will help to create a personalized experience while taking into account your specific interests. These incredible services enable you to tour with a native Italian guide showing you the real face of the city you are visiting. The tours are available in English or Italian, and are delivered with an insight and style that keeps our tours entertaining, fun, and informative.

Tour Description:

Mangiare e bere (eat and drink) great food and wine, these are the key words of the day.  When you have had your fill of history, take some time out to please your palate and see the refreshing countryside around Rome just a 20 minute drive from the city walls.  On this tour, clients also have a chance to visit the catacombs on the Old Appian way where you can also have a tour inside with a local guide before arriving to the Castelli Romani region.

Depending on the time of year and day of the week we can visit beautiful cellars, have panoramic vistas of vineyards and the hills of the area and visit a few small medieval villages. Our first stop is the breathtaking Lake Albano, the deepest lake in Lazio, formed by two ancient volcanic craters.

Next  is the the ancient village of Nemi overlooking Lake Nemi,  and it is famous for “Norcinerie” which are small shops where you can find fresh, homemade prosciutto, salamis, sausages and cheeses.  Here Porcini mushrooms and of course, strawberries are in abundance.

Time flies while we are having fun and soon it is time for lunch. That means “Pagnanelli” in Castel Gandolfo where we will enjoy some pasta “fatta in casa” (homemade) and the splendor of the view of Lake Albano. If you would like, we can also arrange for finger foods and a wine tasting of some excellent Italian vintages enhanced by the helpful guidance of a prefessional sommelier.  This incredible restaurant boasts more than 35,000 bottles of wine in their cellars that are built in an ancient volcano. Our driver guide is happy to give you restaurant suggestions to suit your tastes and budget and the mention of Pagnanelli is solely our recommendation.

After lunch we will drive to the village Castel Gandolfo. Here we will take some time to stretch our legs walking through the medieval village which is anchored by the summer residence of the Pope for over 500 years right in the main square before returning to Rome, relaxed and at peace.  

Additional information to note:

  • This tour starts from your local Rome area hotel.
  • The approximate length of the day is 7 hours and the drive is about 20 minutes outside of Rome.
  • In case you just can`t get enough, you can add additional time at an hourly rate. Please ask for pricing in this case.
  • The optional wine tasting with a professional sommelier is available most days and the cost is typically 25E per person. If you would like more diversity in your tasting, depending on the types of wine and how many you would like to taste we can arrange for and expanded tasting for an additional cost. The cost of wine tastings are not included in the cost of the tour. Finger foods are included with the tasting. Please let us know if you would like to include this option in your day and for how many people so that we may reserve in advance for you. 
  • Wine tastings, lunches, admissions and gratuities are not included in the price of the tour.

Catacombs Ticket Information:  If you would like to visit the Catacombs please be sure to tell your driver guide and note that this is an optional stop.

  • Pre purchased tickets are not necessary. With your Miles&Miles driver guide you will have accelerated entrance. The admission costs are not included in the cost of the tour and will be paid upon entry as follows and as shown on pages 3 & 4 or our brochure.
  • Catacomb Admission Prices for a guided visit:
    • 8.00 Euros per adult 16+
    • 5.00 Euros per youth 6-15
    • Free youth 5 and under
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