About Private Tour: Castelli Romani Day Trip Including S
Discover the idyllic Castelli Romani region on this 5-hour private wine tour from Rome, and visit Santa Benedetta – one of its oldest wineries! After exploring the villages of Frascati and Grottaferrata, head to Santa Benedetta for a tour and wine-tasting session. Spend your afternoon enjoying three of the estate's finest wines alongside a selection of regional delicacies: extra virgin olive oil from the winery, ‘pane de Lariano,’ cheeses and cured meats.
Leave your Rome hotel and head to the hills of Castelli Romani, the Lazio region’s easy-on-the-eye winemaking area. While its name hints at an abundance of Roman castles, Castelli Romani is actually a collection of 13 extremely scenic villages in the Alban Hills, punctuated by volcanic lakes and secluded valleys.
First stop is Frascati, and after admiring its postcard-perfect views and learning about its famous white wine, continue to the village of Grottaferrata to explore with your guide. On a walk around the little village, admire the 15th-century Basilica Monastery of Santa Maria's exterior and soak up the laid-back ambiance around town.
Head on to the hamlet of Monte Porzio Catone, and visit Santa Benedetta – the oldest winery in Castelli Romani. On a tour of the rustic estate, hear how it was once a convent, and learn about the winemaking traditions that have been passed down by generations of the Benedetti family.
At this secluded little spot, sit down for your wine-tasting session, sampling three important Santa Benedetta wines – complexus, gigi and tre vecchie. Soak up the wine with a plate of local delicacies, including the winery’s extra virgin olive oil, pane di Lariano (an aromatic, crusty white bread), cheeses and cured meats.
After relaxing at the estate, enjoying the fine wine, food and great company, your guide will drive you back to your Rome hotel.