6 Days Slow Food Self Drive Tour to discover Rome and the Roman Castles

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6 Days Slow Food Self Drive Tour to discover Rome and the Roman Castles

The allure of Lazio is often overshadowed by the glorious Rome but this region has much to offer as well: a treasure trove filled with art, culture, tradition, history and fine gastronomy that we will uncover during this 6 Days Slow Food tour of Lazio.

Marvel at the beauty of the Castelli Romani area, along with Castel Gandolfo, Albano and Frascati
Learn the art of preparing an authentic Roman meal, sampling local wines and indulging in many rare and traditional delicacies
Try out several Slow Food Presidia products, which are authentic, traditional foods and drinks at risk of being “extinct”
Visit Rome, with its wealth of historical monuments dating back to the Roman Empire
Taste the delectable, regional specialities at selected restaurants highly recommended by Slow Food in the “Osterie d’Italia” guide

Day: Arrival, Rome

Check into your Hotel in Rome. Move on to the Ristorante Grappolo d’Oro for a delectable welcome dinner filled with authentic local cuisine and Slow Food Presidia products from Lazio.
Return to the hotel for an overnight stay. 

Day 2: Rome

Dedicate the entire day to discover the eternal city of Rome. We have organized for you a food and cultural walking tour, to give you a first glimpse of the Eternal city, taking you off the tourist path. We will tour a local market, giving you the chance to learn all the secrets of Italian cuisine with a cooking lesson.
You will then have the time to discover all the major sights of Rome, like Trevi Fountain, ColosseumPantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica and Piazza Navona. Contact us if you wish to add a guided tour to your experience.
Return to your hotel and retire for the night. 

Day 3: Rome

Head down for a sampling of some famous produce from the Lazio region at the new Eataly store. The large four-level store covers a vast area of 17,000 square metres, 60% of which dedicated to retailing food, the rest catered to education with 23 bars and restaurants, 40 food preparation demonstration areas and 8 lecture halls.
Spend the afternoon at leisure. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay. 

Day 4: The Castelli Romani: Castel Gandolfo, the Albano Lake, Genzano, Frascati

Visit the Castelli Romani area in the morning. Arrive at Genzano and consider stopping at a local bakery and try out the renowned Pizza Bianca (white pizza bread).
Take a guided tour around the Azienda Agricola Le Rose farm and sample their finest wines perfectly complemented by some of the delightful local produce. Marvel at the elegant Castel Gandolfo, the Pope’s summer residence situated on the shores of the Albano Lake; visit the historical centre and take a relaxing stroll along the lake’s shore.
Journey on to Frascati and visit the beautiful, ancient city centre. Have a delectable traditional dinner at Cantina Bucciarelli, serving regional delicacies complemented with excellent Lazio wines. There will also be a sampling of traditional delights.
Return to the hotel an overnight stay. 

Day 5: Sabina Area: Farfa, Castelnuovo di Farfa, Rieti

Depart to the heart of Sabina Area in the morning. Along the way, visit the Abbey of Farfa, a place full of peacefulness and simplicity, founded by the Benedectine monks.
You will then continue toward Castelnuovo di Farfa, where you will visit "Il Cervo Rampante" farm, tasting the jams paired with cheeses all locally produced, in addition to olive oil and to a local light lunch
We then suggest passing by Rieti, the ancient city of the Sabines.
Return to the hotel for an overnight stay. 

Day 6: Departure

After 6 splendid days across the Lazio region, it is time to leave!
If you want to experience more of Italy's specialties have a look at our Slow Food Tour of Tuscany or our Self Drive Tour of the Amalfi Coast.

  • Rome
  • Genzano
  • Castel Gandolfo
  • Albano Lake
  • Frascati
  • Farfa
  • Castelnuovo di Farfa
  • Rieti
  • 5 nights in 4* hotels and/or historical residences
  • Buffet breakfast 
  • 4 meals based on local food and wine (1 Slow Food welcome dinner in one of the "Osterie d'Italia" Slow Food, 2 lunches and 1 dinner)
  • 3 guided tastings of Slow Food wines and/or Presidia from Lazio
  • Market Tour and Cooking Lesson
  • Trasport
  • Local taxes
  • Tips (optional)
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


We suggest wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
Please note that transportation is not included. If you need to rent a car, please contact us for a quote.
Kids under 2 years old travel for free.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.