A day of discovery in the Castelli Romani taking a close look at the most interesting wineries in the Frascati area, a few kilometres from Rome.
In the Castelli Romani the cultivation of vineyards and the processing of its tasty grapes is a millenary tradition favoured by the local climatic conditions and the fertility of the volcanic soil. The vineyards have characterized the outline of the landscapes for centuries and the grape harvest is still a festival that animates the villages and the wineries.
The Wine Bus will take you to some of the best wineries in Frascati with walks along the vineyards, visits to the winery, wine tasting with the producers who will illustrate the wine characteristics and its processing techniques. Lunch based on local produce.
A visit to one of the best Italian ice-cream artisans will complete the day. Here, at only a few kilometres from Rome, you will enjoy unusual flavours such as cheese and pepper or anchovies and pumpkin flower ice-cream.
Castelli Romani Wine Bus departures:
Wednesdays and Saturdays
10.30 Appointment at the tourist information points of Castel Gandolfo, Nemi, Frascati or hotels in the vicinity. Departure on a minivan to the first local wine cellar and tasting of two of their wines accompanied by appetizers of local gastronomy.
12.30 Visit to the second wine cellar, lunch on site and tasting of two of their wines.
14.30 Visit to one of the best Italian ice-cream parlors where you will taste five special flavours made with seasonal ingredients such as ricotta, zucchini flowers with anchovies, cheese and pepper.
16.00 Return to Frascati, Nemi or Castel Gandolfo.
The proposal of the Wine Bus may be combined with other daily tours with stays in Rome or in other areas in the Castelli Romani.
• roundtrip transfer in a minivan from/to the tourist information points in Castelgandolfo, Nemi, Frascati or local hotels.
• wine tastings and wine tours at two local vineyards.
• lunch on site with local gastronomic produce and wine tasting.
• visit to the gastronomic ice-cream parlor where you will be offered ice-cream with five special flavours.