Summary of The Day: This unique one-day tour combines a guided visit to the most important sites of ancient Rome, with the Skip-the-Line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with a relaxing wine tour in the afternoon led by an expert sommelier.
During the morning, our knowledgeable English-speaking guide will tell you about the bloody history of the Colosseum, home to gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. We will spend over an hour inside the amphitheater and then proceed to the Roman Forum, where you will walk along the “Via Sacra” or “Sacred Way” – the main avenue through the ancient city, which once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions as Roman armies returned from war.
Rising above the Colosseum and Roman Forum, you will see Palatine Hill, the most famous of the Seven Hills of Rome. Romulus and Remus were said to have been found on the Palatine by the she-wolf who nursed and raised them.
The morning service ends on the Palatine Hill at around 1:00pm.
After the morning tour, you will have a break to enjoy lunch, do some souvenir shopping or simply explore the local area.
After your break, we will whisk you away from central Rome via an air-conditioned coach to the tranquil hills of the Castelli Romani, where centuries-old vineyards and olive groves surround us on all sides. Your guide will share interesting facts and stories about the area. This wine region is called Frascati and the region’s most celebrated wine producer, the Pallavicini family, will open their ancient vineyards and wine cellars for our private groups!
The Pallavicini Estate is one of the oldest and most picturesque vineyards in the Frascati region, producing wine since the 1600s. The Pallavicini tradition of excellence in wine production continues to the current day. The estate and its wines have been continually decorated with prestigious international awards - most recently the Decanter World Wine Award, Sommelier Wine Award, Vinitaly Cangrande Award, and Calix Aureus award - confirming the Pallavicini name as the top wine producer of this entire region. Here, you will experience over 200 acres of breathtakingly beautiful vineyards, olive trees and ancient ruins that are a testament to the rich history of the property.
Your guide will take you on a walk throughout the estate where you will learn about all phases of the Pallavicini wine production and how it evolved from antiquity until today. You will step inside stunning 3rd century caverns lined with Acacia and French Oak barrels where wines are stored to age. You will be surprised to learn that this incredible underground cellar was built into the ruins of an Ancient Roman aqueduct that once passed through this land.
Your visit culminates in a professional tasting lead by the Pallavicini’s professional sommelier in a gorgeous 17th century farmhouse in the center of the property. You will have the opportunity to try a fine selection of the same wines that earned the Pallavicini family its most recent awards and honors. You will experience two red wines, Casa Romana and Soleggio, a white wine, Poggio Verde, and the celebrated dessert wine, Stillato. We will even have the opportunity to taste the Pallavicini’s signature fresh-pressed olive oil with two kinds of bruschetta: plain and with fresh tomatoes.
By covering Colosseum and Roman Forum in the morning and enjoying a pleasant afternoon, learning about the wines of the Castelli Romani area, this Combo is perfect for those who want to visit the Roman countryside and learn about local wines without giving up a visit to the most important monuments of the Eternal City.
The afternoon service ends at approximately 6:30pm in Piazza Re di Roma near the metro stop.
|10:00AM||Rome||Largo Gaetana Agnesi (Meeting time: 9:45am Location: At Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo". Your guide coordinator will be waiting here wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition.)||Largo Gaetana Agnesi, Roma, RM, Italia|
|USD $112.46||USD $101.21|
* Adult: 15 and older|
* Child: 2-14 years
* Infants 1 and under travel for free and do not require a reservation.
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