Your tour will begin with the beautiful area of St. John of Lateran. This is where Christianity in Rome first established in a core of great importance; spiritually, artistically and historically. You will visit the magnificent basilica with its art and relics, including the enchanting cloister where time seems to stand still in a peaceful oasis.
From here we exit through the old city walls and head to the Roman Castles: origin and crib of the future great city that will be named “Rome”.
The area is volcanic with lakes and green forests, vineyards and farms, monasteries and pretty towns. Here you will sample authentic Roman culture (and some local wine if you choose to add a visit to one of this region’s famous wineries!).
After lunch we continue to explore the area, visiting the beautiful towns of Castel Gandolfo and Nemi, before taking you back to your hotel.
Optional Extras: Enhance your day trip with a visit the Papal Residence in Castel Gandolfo, taking a walk through its immense gardens, or add a visit to a winery and sample some of the finest local wines that Rome has to offer!