Conceptio in Itinere

Exploring LATIUM REGION

One of the most varying and most visited in Italy

8 nights / 9 days - Bed & Breakfast base with 8 meals plus 2 wine and products tastings !

Available: April / end of October

A tour among hidden villages, natural reserves , archaeological sites, Renaissance palaces, lakes and blue sea

 

Itinerary:

Day 1) arrival, Rome / Frascati

Day 2) Frascati / Castel Gandolfo / Nemi

Day 3) Frascati / Terracina / Sperlonga

Day 4) Sperlonga / Agro-pontino farms - Viterbo

Day 5) Viterbo / Bagnaia / Civita di Bagnoreggio / Bomarzo monsters park

Day 6) Viterbo / Caprarola / Bracciano Lake / Rome

Day 7) Rome

Day 8) Rome , departure.

 

Details:

Day 1) ROME / FRASCATI

Arrival to Fiumicino airport (hopefully in the morning) and meeting with our assistant who will welcome the group and escort them to the city centre for a first orientation tour visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia and Capitol Hill (all external visits). Continuation to Frascati which is one of the most fashionable villages of the Roman Castles, the hills of the lake district around Rome. Dinner at the hotel and overnight

 

Day 2) FRASCATI / CASTEL GANDOLFO / NEMI

Morning tour of Frascati and stop in one of the wine farms for which this area is famous all over Italy. Wine tasting with snacks. Continuation to Castel Gandolfo, which is a beautiful village overlooking the same name lake and summer residence of the Pope. Stop at local restaurant with view on the lake. Continuation to Nemi, another small village on the slopes of a hill on the same name Lake which guards a precious treasure underwater; the residence and boats of Caligula, the Roman Emperor. Back to Frascati, dinner at the hotel and overnight.

 

Day 3) FRASCATI / TERRACINA / SPERLONGA (Ulisse Riviera)

Departure to Ulisse Rivera, southern Latina and Agro Pontino region. Here, our first stop will be Terracina. Meeting with the local guide who will lead you through the beauties of the ancient city center with the main square, the Forum Emiliano surrounded by historical palaces, the ruins of Ancient Appian Way, the Capitolium and Palazzo Braschi. Lunch and continuation to Sperlonga, a picturesque total-white village on the sea with Truglia tower. Time at disposal for one’s independent stroll among the narrow streets with artisan shops and typical products botteghe. Dinner at the hotel of Sperlonga and overnight.

 

Day 4) SPERLONGA / AGRO-PONTINO FARMS / VITERBO

You leave Sperlonga to reach one of the most famous cheese-factory of this area, supplying Buffalo Mozzarella and Stracciatella to all central-Italy areas. We will speak with the management, seeing a part of the production process. In the same area called Pontinia, we will have the chance to visit Cantine Sant’Andrea which are producers of sublime wines and sweet wine to be combined with desserts. Wine tasting and light buffet lunch. We continue to Viterbo, northern Lazio region. Here we meet our guide who will escort us for a short tour of the medieval quarter San Pellegrino and Papal Palace (exterior). Dinner in Viterbo and overnight.

 

Day 5) VITERBO / BAGNAIA / CIVITA DI BAGNOREGGIO / BOMARZO Monsters Park

After breakfast we leave the hotel to discover the magnificent Villa Lante in Bagnaia; a Renaissance Villa with a precious Italian garden. Continuation to Civita di Bagnoreggio, a unique place of silence. It’s a mysterious small village (uninhabited) castled on a rocky spur overlooking the Calanchi Valley and connected with the inhabited world by a thin bridge of 300 meters length. The curious Mosters Park of Bomarzo will be our next stop. It’s called the Sacred Wood or Villa of Marvels, designed by prince Vicino Orsini after the death of his wife Giulia Farnese, and the architect Pirro Ligorio in 1552. They created an eccentric “wood” having the blocks of marble emerging from the ground sculpted into enigmatic figures of monsters, dragons, exotic animals, funerary temples, fountains and mythological subjects. After the death of Vicino Orsini, nobody took charge of the place and it only began to be appreciated by intellectuals and artists such as Johann Wofgang von Goethe and Salvador Dali. Back to Viterbo, dinner and overnight.

 

Day 6) VITERBO / CAPRAROLA / BRACCIANO LAKE / ROME

Breakfast at your hotel and departure to Caprarola (short distance from Vico Lake). Visit to the majestic Farnese Palace and the ancient medieval town. Transfer to Bracciano on the western shores of Bracciano Lake, with its old Castle venue of many international events and ceremonies. Time for an independent lunch break and for a walk on the lake side promenade. Transfer to Rome hotel, dinner and overnight.

 

Day 7) ROME

Breakfast at your hotel and transfer to the city center to see the Baroque face of the Eternal City, with the main squares and fountains. Independent lunch and in the afternoon, visit of the Vatican Museums (entrance will be reserved to skip the line, according to the available slots), Sistine Chapel and St Peter Basilica. Optional farewell dinner in Trastevere district with a typical Roman menu and folk music.

 

Day 8) ROME, departure

Breakfast and departure transfer from the hotel to Fiumicino Airport according to your schedules.

 

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