Rome's Enchanting Countryside Private Day Trip from Rome By Car

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  • Day Trip
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 9 hr

The Roman countryside in the region of Lazio is sprinkled with unforgettable historic towns, enchanting hamlets, lakeside castles, medieval fortresses, and archaeological ruins that have existed since the Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance eras, and are part of Italy’s rich and fascinating heritage. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to experience three of Italy’s most fascinating historical eras: the famous Renaissance Odescalchi Castle that overlooks the Lake Bracciano, enjoy an authentic Italian lunch inside the Medieval hilltop fortress of Ceri, and have an adventurous afternoon exploring the ancient Etruscan tombs inside Banditaccia Necropolis in Cerveteri. PLEASE NOTE Your driver is NOT a licensed tour guide. This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours). To comply with italian strict laws, drivers are obliged to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee on their own away from the vehicle.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Rome Chauffeur

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano

A glimpse of this formidable Renaissance military fortress will transport you to distant times and enchant you with vestiges of feudal lords, noble families, princes, and dukes. The castle is still the private property of Prince Livio Odescalchi, and the interior of the castle has been transformed into a historical museum open to the public to visit. As you make your way through the splendid rooms fit for Kings and Popes, you can admire the 6 centuries worth of artwork, furniture, weaponry, books, and manuscripts, providing you with a genuine glimpse into the private quarters and lives of some of Italy’s most powerful historical figures. Tickets to Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano are currently 8.50 Euros per person and can be bought on location.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lago di Bracciano

Lake Bracciano is a sight to behold, a pristine volcanic lake surrounded by small craters that are still recognizable today, green with lush forests. Overlooking the lake is an imposing castle, also referred to as Bracciano Castle, Odescalchi Castle or by its official name Castello Orsini-Odescalchi.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Borgo di Ceri

Frozen in time to when it was founded in the early 1200s, Ceri invites visitors to experience an authentic medieval hamlet and enchants them with an atmosphere that evokes eras that fairytales are made of.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Necropoli della Banditaccia

Spanning 6 centuries of the Etruscan civilization, the Banditaccia necropolis offers the unique opportunity to witness the advancement of this pre-Roman civilization whose tombs evolved from simple stone pits or potholes where the ashes were housed to elaborate round and cube-shaped tombs built like city blocks with roads. Entry tickets to Cerveteri Banditaccia Necropolis are currently 10 Euros per person to be bought on location.

Duration: 2 hour
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