The Castelli Romani
at a slow pace: excursions
and tastings in the areas
of Frascati and Nemi

4 days/3 nights

A walking and cycling itinerary dedicated to nature lovers who enjoy hiking while discovering trails, vineyards and archaeological sites of the Parco dei Castelli Romani. This vast protected area of 15000 hectares is situated at only a few kilometers from Rome. Travelling on foot is a great way to keep fit, to stimulate the immune system, to discover many details of the landscape while enjoying the environment. This program offers the opportunity to discover panoramic views that have inspired artists from all over the world throughout the centuries. Our program includes a visit to the archaeological site of Tusculum, the ancient city founded, according to a legend, by Telegonus, Ulysses and Circe’s son.
We will then enjoy a walk along the shores of Lake Nemi. Afterwards, we will have the pleasure to meet the “Masters of Wine” in Frascati who will show us around their vineyards. We will be immersed in the scents of a country house specialized in the produce of medicinal herbs, also used as ingredients in the dishes and tastings that will be offered us. There will also be time for a bike ride along the Appia Antica (Old Appian Way) and a picnic with local produce.

Day 1
Accommodation at the Country House located in Frascati. Welcome aperitif based on appetizers seasoned with aromatic herbs. Dinner with local typical food and overnight stay.

Day 2
Nature excursion in Nemi starting from the village to the lake. Aperitif based on rose syrup and vegetable garden produce. Lunch at the farmer’s market . Afternoon excursion to Tuscolo, wine tour at a winery in Frascati and dinner in a “fraschetta”.

Day 3
Bike ride along the Appia Antica. Picnic at the Park with produce from local businesses. Baskets will contain omelettes with aromatic herbs, bread, misticanza salad seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, bagels with aromatic herbs, bottle of wine and water. Drop off at the Country House. In the afternoon wine tour at another winery in the area of Frascati and pizza evening with the pizza chef.

Day 4
Wine tour with trekking in the vineyard. Poolside lunch at Frascati. vineyard. Departure.