Wine and Country in Castel Gandolfo

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Take a break from hectic Rome and visit it's beautiful countryside: ‘Roman Campagna’. Castelli Romani's fertile land produces wonderfully fruity wines. A chance to see some of the region’s most picturesque towns and their castles, including Castel Gandolfo and the Papal Palace, and try some typical dishes such as fettuccine ai funghi and porchetta.

Half an hour drive from Rome find yourself surrounded by gentle wooded hills, vast green pine trees, abundant olive groves and fruity vineyards. Welcome to ‘Campagna Romana’ an area so famed for its beauty that in the romantic period it was the most painted landscape in Europe and an essential Grand Tour stop. Byron, Goethe and more were inspired by the region.

Noble families chose the beautiful region to build their summer residences, hence all the Castles. There are several little communes and each has a noble castle dominating the town. The land is volcanic and amazingly fertile. The most famed town is Castel Gandolfo, home to the Pope’s official summer residence, the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo, which has spectacular views of Lake Albano.

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