The Roman Hills, known also as Roman Castles, have always been an area of retreat for the Romans , in the middle ages the area become a big fortress, that explains the name, meanwhile in the 16th and 17th century change into a place of luxurious residences with their spectacular parks. There are all together over 10 small town on the hills most of them still keep that middle ages look small streets, guarding towers and small fortress even if unfortunately during World War II some of them were damaged by bombs. These towns are all famous for the production of great white wine, extra verging olive oil, bread, wine biscuits and the roast pork called Porchetta.
The Tour is 5/h usually it starts at 10:00AM . Your driver will meet you lobby or where you indicate. This is really a very relaxing day trip driving through the hills with stops first in Castel Gandolfo the town of the pope's summer Residence to see the Apostolic Palace, the lake and to visit a small family run winery to try the famous white wine and the extra virgin olive oil. The day continues toward the town of Nemi loved by the Emperor Caligola and famous for its wild strawberries cakes.
To enter the Vatican and any other worship place you must cover up your shoulders and your knees.
You are required to purchase tickets on line to avoid long queues for:
- Coliseum http://www.coopculture.it/en/colosseo-e-shop.cfm
- Vatican http://biglietteriamusei.vatican.va/musei/tickets/do?action=booking&codiceTipoVisita=26&step=2
If you spend more than one day in Rome we suggest you to visit Rome and the Vatican on a different day.
Prices listed do not include lunch, gratuities and entrance fees to the sites.
Coliseum tickets: 14 Euros (Reservation fee included)
Vatican Museums tickets: 25 Euros (Pre-sales fee included)
Catacombs ticket: 8 Euros
Ostia Ruins: 8 Euros
Tivoli Gardens: 8 Euros
Etruscan Museum: 8 Euros
Up to 3 people: Euro : 320
Up to 6 people: Euro : 350
Up to 8 people: Euro : 380