The glutton heaven:
discovering the flavours
of the Castelli Romani
4 days/3 nights
The daily miracle of baking, exploring the special proposals of a traditional restaurant, learning how to cook tasty dishes based on local products and exploring the vineyards with their producers.
Four days immersed in a landscape rich in history of the Castelli Romani to experience flavours that you will not forget while visiting Castel Gandolfo, Zagarolo and Rome.
We will begin our tour in Zagarolo, a medieval town surrounded by woods. We will stay in a scattered hotel, a formula that allows you to be guests of private homes using the services of a hotel. Zagarolo boasts an ancient tradition of bakery art: we will visit its historic bakeries (300 years in the business) that make bread according to traditional recipes.
We will also explore the village of Castel Gandolfo where we will dine in a very special restaurant built in a suggestive cave where we can admire a collection of ancient toys and tools.
We will continue with the visit of the Pope’s summer residence, overlooking the Albano lake and the Vatican gardens.
Cooking sessions to experience the recipes of the Roman tradition at Antonello Colonna Resort.
A minivan will take us to some wineries in Frascati where we will walk and taste local produce. Lunch on site. We will also stop for some home made ice-cream where we will enjoy unusual specialties.
Finally we will visit the Archaelogical Museum of Palestrina where we will discover the most important findings of the ancient city of Praeneste. Lunch at a local farm.
Transfer Roma FCO/Accommodation at a scattered hotel in Zagarolo. Welcome aperitif and and food tasting of specialties from Zagarolo. Visit to some traditional bakeries. Dinner.
Visit in Castel Gandolfo: the village, the Pope’s summer residence and the gardens. Lunch at a local restaurant with typical dishes and wine. Visit of grottoes and antique collections.
In the afternoon we will visit the resort owned by the chef Antonello Colonna. We will have dinner with him and he will prepare 8 dishes matching them with local wine. Antonello will tell us interesting stories about our traditional Italian food.
Wine bus: a day trip exploring the Roman countryside with a guided tour to some of the most interesting wine estates in Frascati.
Pickup in Frascati or Rome and departure to two wineries located in Frascati. Lunch with Roman traditional dishes.
Visit to an ice-cream parlor: tasting 3 different ice-cream flavours. Dinner at a typical restaurant in Trastevere (or at a local restaurant in the Roman countryside).
Guided tour at the Archeological Museum in Palestrina*.
Lunch at a local farm. Transfer Zagarolo/Roma FCO for departure.
*(possible alternative: walking tour in Rome: Roman Forum, Pantheon, Navona Square, the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Lunch at a typical restaurant.