Max group size
5 hours
Art experience, Wine Experience
Exclusive Art and Wine Experience

Palestrina and its vineyards

A genuine local experience with professional private guide and driver at your disposal

Additional 20% off early booking

About the Tour

Take a break from the crowds in Rome and enjoy a short trip to visit Palestrina, renowned for the most important Roman sanctuaries in existence, the Temple of Fortuna Primigenia and the impressive Nile River Mosaic.
Once you’ve seen the town’s marvels, enjoy a visit of a real winery, see the barrels in the wine cellar and have a wine tasting with plenty of nibbles.

Start your day meeting your private guide and driver at the hotel. Leaving Rome for a one-day excursion (about 5 hours), you will seee how the landscape changes and crossing the Roman Countryside a luxuriant woods you  will reach Zagarolo, a yet  little visited Borgo of Italy, perched tuffaceous hill about two kilometres long, the ancient town is characterised by a small and suggestive medieval  centre.
Continue to Palestrina, a secret gem of Lazio Region rarely visited by international tourists.

Ancient Praeneste, as the town was once called, is older than Rome,
inhabited since the 8th th century BC by the Etruscan was eventually conquered by the Romans in 338 BC.

The town is full of treasures  in the National Archeological Museum of Palestrina nestled inside Palazzo Colonna Barberini, built out of the ruins of the highest level of the ancient temple.
An evocative guided tour through the 16 rooms of the Museum, to discover the important archaeological artefacts found in the surrounding area and to learn about the history behind the reliefs, statues and mosaics, some of which are of particular value such as the ‘Nile Mosaic’.

The richness of this unexplored place also extends outside the Museum to the splendid open-air archaeological area where we will find a special place: the Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia from the Roman era, on the top of the ruins we will enjoy  a unique view as far as the sea.
Beyond its archaeological remains, art and culture, the town is also a famous centre of wine production, all the surrounding hills are covered by  vineyards. Here, the tuffaceous soil, result of sedimentation from ancient volcanic eruptions, has created the conditions for growing vineyards with unique bunches of grapes that produce surprising wines.

A visit to a winery is a must of this excursion and the real plus of this unbeatable excursion out of Rome. The owner and sommelier will proudly take us to the cellars and its wine tasting session will be an incredible journey  to the discovery, sip by sip, of the scents and flavors of the area.

The excellent bottles are still produced following the classic method, in the vineyard the bunches are picked by hand and in the cellar the bottles are still patiently turned by hand, bottle after bottle, twice a day morning and evening.
Under the pergola of the old vineyard, dating back to the end of the 19th century, you will enjoy your  glass of wine, accompanied by typical local products such as cheese, salami and extra virgin olive oil on crunchy fresh bread!
Return to Rome and transfer back to the hotel, along the way you will still have the opportunity to ask history and curiosities of the area to your guide, essential not to miss the best from this day and jealously keep  in your heart a unique memory of your holiday in Rome!

What's included

Meeting point at your hotel with private guide and driver

Expert local guide  for your exclusive private tour

Guided Tour “Archeological Museum” of Palestrina

Entrance Fees with priority “Skip the line” entrance to the Museum

Wine Tasting (3 different wine) with typical local products

What's NOT included

Add more hours to your tour with a typical lunch in the winery

Optional “No risk” insurance


Additional information

Customizedcustom / luxury

When you book with Magnum Travel, you can make the most of a whole host of customized options.

  • Photo Shoot 
    Hire a professional photographer for an exclusive photo session and take home some extra special souvenirs of your time in the Capitol Museums! You’re free to choose your own locations to suit your style and personality. Create unique memories that will last a life.  After the tour you’ll be given access to a private online gallery where you can view and share your photos. Professional Photograph will create your background with ruins of ancient Rome for a great memory of this awesome visit.
  • Gourmet lunch after the tour
    Try a typical Roman Trattoria and taste a local wine and food. Be sure to bring your appetite—In Italy every corner is a a joy for your palate and our can’t miss an authentic Italian food experience in Rome.

Please keep in mind that every itinerary is to be used as a guideline rather than a fixed tour. All of our experiences are designed for private parties, we are happy to  tailor the itinerary to exactly what you want. Whatever you need, you can trust us to handle every little detail.