Nectar of the... ...Gods
From Rome it takes only one hour to take you to the very famous wine area: Frascati.
From the 3th Century b.C. the Appian road was built to connect Rome to Capua, a famous village thanks to it's Gladiator's training centre, but mostly to connect Rome to the Roman villas of Senators and VIP's. In fact the hills of the south were very famous for the gentle breeze and the loam of the field. For these reasons Frascati and Marino are still today visited by locals and turists interested in wine and also in olive oil production. I usually take my guests on a really relaxing visit of the most productive farms that export this fine italian wine all around the world .... not only the Chianti is the symbol of Italy, you'll see and drink the best roman wine !
Departing from the Hotel in Rome at 9:00 am, along the original Appian way my escort will explain to you the beautiful scenery you'll see all around: the aqueduct of the Quintiliano family, the Appian Park and the wine yards.
After a stop on the top of the hill of Castle Candolfo (the summer Residence of the Pope) where you can take pictures of the lake of Albano (where the Romans would play famous fights and battles between boats) I'll take you in a very friendly farm were you can have your first wine and olive oil test accompanied with some 'bruschetta', ham and cheese, all delicious local products of the Farm. The owner of the farm will be proud to show and explain how he produces his local products taking you inside the laboratory, watching the barrikes of wine or the machines that squeeze the olives, explaining step by step all the production.
In this places you'll be able to buy all the products: cheese, wine, olive oil bottles, marmalades, honey, biscuits .... or pottery and ceramics painted by local artists.
Back to the Hotel in Rome around 5:00pm ... happy but not drunk, eh eh!
English speaking driver
Pickup and dropoff from/to your Hotel
Lunch usually 50€ a person