This day trip is designed for those who wish to enjoy Villa D’Este and the highlights of Castel Gandolfo.
Your day will begin with a drive up to Tivoli, where you will find Villa D’Este, the renaissance summer estate known for its exquisitely manicured gardens, fountains and highly praised fresco paintings. When you have completed all of your sightseeing here, you will be driven to Castel Gandolfo.
Castel Gandolfo is home to the Pope’s summer residence which overlooks the volcanic lake. Those who visit in the summer months may have the opportunity to take part in either the Pope’s Papal Audience on Wednesday, or his Public Blessing on Sundays. The duration of your afternoon will be spent sightseeing here before your return to Rome.
**If you like, you can enjoy Wine Tasting in the Cantine Pagnanelli, a family owned restaurant since 1882. A part from tasting the local wines and Spumante (Italian Sparkling Wine) you will also enjoy a small sample of the local products for as little as Euros 25 per person. Please indicate when booking if you wish to chose this option.
Please Note: Wine tastings and tours of the individual wineries are not included in our fees**
Tickets to Villa D’Este can be bought on location and are Euros 8 per person. Ticket fee may vary during special exhibitions. Children under 18 have free admission provided they carry a valid ID. For more info on tickets and opening hours please check the following link http://www.villadestetivoli.info/infoe.htm