Best of Castelli Romani Photo Tour: Full Day Excursion


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Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), French (basic), Italian (fluent)

Private Car from Rome to the Castelli Romani area with a Photographer

A unique off-the-beaten-track visit of the Castelli Romani area. Perfect for a full day trip from the city of Rome with an approximate distance of just 17 miles about 30 km away. In the Castelli Romani tour you will not find Castles but rather hill towns with ancient history and well regarded wine like the one produced in the town of Frascati. The whole area benefits from a cooler and fresher climate with respect to the city of Rome. Making it a perfect visit destination for the summertime. The Castelli Romani area has been preferred as a summer retreat since the Roman times. You will get a chance to visit Villa Aldobrandini in the town of Frascati. The ancient Abbey San Nilo in the town of Grottaferrata. View the Castel Gandolfo lake from the central piazza of the town. Visit Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia and eat a typical local fraschetta. Then taste some really special strawberries in the town of Nemi with a sweeping view of the lake from above. Then off to Rome to return to your accommodation.


9:00 Hotel mini van pick up in Rome
10:00 Gardens of Villa Aldobrandini
10:30 [Abbey] Abbazia di San Nilo in Grottaferrata
11:00 Castel Gandolfo town and lake
12:00 Visit Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia
12:30 Lunch at Ariccia in a typical Fraschetta
14:00 Town of Nemi with a view over the lake
15:00 Back to Rome
16:00 Drop off at your Hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet up location: your Hotel in Rome. Please indicate the pick up address.

End location: Back to your accommodation in Rome

Duration: 6 hours


Private minivan seating up to 6 people

What’s Included

On the day of the Photo Tour:
> Mini Van pick up from the Rome city center
> Minin Van transfer to visit the Castelli Romani area
> Informal lunch stop in Ariccia
> Transfer back to Rome
> Drop off at your Hotel

You will receive through online download:
> 80 pictures [JPG] in both high and low resolution
> digital darkroom editing. Your photographs will be optimized for exposure, white balance, sharpening, and overall enhancements in order to obtain a vivid and colorful effect.
> on-line digital delivery within 1 month from the date of the photo tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 € - Estimated per person to cover the entrance fee to Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia, the informal lunch, and an eventual taste of the typical strawberries in the town of Nemi.

What’s Extra

Entrance fee to Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia, the informal lunch, and an eventual taste of the typical strawberries in the town of Nemi.


I am not a licensed guide but a photographer. The tour is therefore not to be intended as a guided tour where explanations and information are given but rather as a photography tour where pictures are taken

A Recent Review of this tour

After spending 5 days touring Rome it was wonderful to get away for a day in the countryside. Andrea was very up front telling me that the day I wanted was a holiday and that some things would be closed before he took my reservation. It was the only day I could go so he completely rearranged his usual tour to accommodate me. I must say it was the best day of the trip. Everything went perfect and the pictures are wonderful. Do yourself a favor and take this trip you won't regret it.
Stephen Person

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