The Great beauty of Lazio

A six-day tour with private guide dedicated to the art and traditional cuisine of Lazio, including medieval villages, castles and nature.

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I seem to reach the heights of art. And to breathe the air breathed by the masters and to see the world with their eyes
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This tour will immerse you in the history and culinary traditions of Lazio, from the discovery of Ostia Antica to the majestic Colosseum, passing through castles, Roman gardens and finally the island of Ponza.


Experiences

Ostia Antica, private tour
Thermal baths, history and art

A private driver will accompany you to the entrance of Ostia Antica where an experienced private guide will be waiting for you for a half-day tour. You will discover the Thermal Baths of Nettuno with white and black mosaics depicting Neptune and Amphitrite.

You will visit the ancient city of Ostia walking through the ruins of the old city where the guide will explain all the history and secrets, with a visit to the most significant places such as the theater, the forum, Diana’s house, the Thermopolium and the Forica.

 

Roman castles and gardens
Wine tasting and typical lunch

A full-day tour will take you to the wonderful and magical Castello Orsini, where you can admire its collection of ceramics and medieval hortus (garden) that produces ancient plants and essential oils.

Inside the castle, you will admire the refined interiors with wooden ceilings, decorative friezes and heraldic symbols, which celebrate the aristocratic Orsini family.

Following visit of  “Castello di Ruspoli in Vignanello” to enjoy a lunch in the cellar. Taste the wine produced by the Ruspoli family along with fresh and organic foods. 

Ponza Island (seasonal)
Crystal clear sea and enchanting panorama

Ponza, famous for its crystal clear sea and beautiful cliffs, is also a land of legends: listen to them during the navigation. Visit the Grotto of the sorceress Circe, who, in Homer’s Odyssey, turned men into pigs. Discover the moving story of Lucia Rosa, symbol of human rights, who gave her name to one of the most beautiful bathing areas in Ponza.

At lunchtime, the crew will serve the pasta alla marinara, a simple but delicious meal prepared in the boat’s kitchen.

You will have free time for some shopping in Ponza, exploring the narrow streets of the harbor area.

Discovering ancient Rome
Colosseum and Palatine Hill

With a private guide, you will visit the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill where you will discover the history of Ancient Rome while visiting the most important and representetive monuments.

You will admire the interior of the majestic Colosseum and retrace the footsteps of the crowds on the 2 rings.

Listen to the stories of brave gladiators and bloodthirsty shows, climb the Palatine Hill to discover where the Roman emperors lived, discover the ruins of the Temple of Julius Caesar and the site where he was cremated. Finally, retrace the glorious years of the Roman Republic and its wonderful capital.

Alternative routes
Garden of Ninfa and Sermoneta

You will have the opportunity to choose some alternatives to the proposal offered by this itinerary, as, for example, stroll along the Garden of Ninfa, one of the most beautiful in Europe. Thanks to the various species of plants and the atmosphere with an antique flavour, the tour takes you back in time to understand what life was like in Italy, in more florid and simple times and where many writers, including Virginia Woolf, have found inspiration for their creations.

You will discover the splendid and sparkling waterfalls, the large gunnera, the bamboo grove, the cherry trees in bloom, the pastel-colored irises and the California poppies that will take you back in time.

You will have lunch in a typical farmhouse in the area and finally visit the city of Sermoneta, one of the best preserved medieval Italian cities.

 

In the heart of the eternal city
Exclusive overnight stay

You will stay in the heart of Rome in a luxury hotel able to offer its guests an excellent level of comfort and elegance.

Note: The tour can be customized based on your needs and all the services are subject to availability at the moment of booking. The rate are estimated and must be confirmed at the moment of booking.

What's included or excluded from the Tour?

Included in the price

  • Accomodation in hotel 4 stars
  • Private Tour
  • Transfer
  • Traditional lunches
  • Entrances to the Castles and gardens
  • Round-trip ferry tickets to Ponza
  • 5 hours boat cruise to Ponza island
  • Lunch on the boat
  • Ticket entrance for Colosseum

Excluded from the price

  • Flights / trains
  • Tourist tax

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The Great beauty of LazioBeauty and flavors of Lazio
Duration - 6 days
Advised period - All year
The tour starts from - Rome
The tour ends in - Rome
Num. of travelers - Min. Min. Flexible
Estimated price (per person) - € 1500
The price is based on 2 people
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