Travel package

The Infiorata in Genzano

  • An Official Guide lead us on an exclusive walking tour in unusual places in Rome where we will also admire interesting murals
  • Taste some white pizza, a typically Roman tradition
  • Have a coffee break in an ancient cafè in the historical centre of Rome
  • A chef will guide us to the most beautiful food shops in the historical centre of Frascati
  • Learn how to cook a real gourmet lunch
  • Delight our palate with home-made “gelato” prepared by a master ice-cream maker
  • Learn about local wines
  • See the historical “Infiorata” in Genzano
  • Meet the Flower Artist who will illustrate her mastery work
  • Visit Palazzo Chigi’s cultural sites in Ariccia, the Museum of the Roman Ships and the excavations in Ostia Antica
Destination: Rome, Genzano, Frascati, Castel Gandolfo, Ariccia, Ostia Antica, Nemi / Lazio
Experience: Art & Culture, Food & Wine, Nature & Adventure
Lenght of stay: 8 days / 7 nights
Period: 2021
Price:
  • 1119€ per person in double rooms at a hotel**** in Rome and at a farmhouse in the Castelli Romani area (min. 16 participants)
  • +135€ per person in single room 
Fee includes:
  • 1 welcome drink
  • 1 night at 4-starts Hotel in Rome 
  • 6 nights at a farmhouse in Frascati
  • Meeting with Local: the Flower Master
  • Storywalking staff member available h24
  • Guided tours with an art expert to all the sites we will visit
  • Transfers to all the sites we will visit
  • 4 lunches at restaurants or typical “trattorie”, beverages included
  • 5 dinners at restaurants or typical “trattorie”, beverages included
  • A walk with the chef to purchase all the ingredients for our lunch in local food shops
  • 1 cooking lesson
  • 1 “gelato” tasting
  • Visit to the “Infiorata” in Genzano
  • Entrance ticket to all our cultural sites: Palazzo Chigi (main floor and Park) in Ariccia, Museum of the Roman Ships in Nemi, Excavations in Ostia Antica
  • 15€ contribution to Guarantee Fund GGTO
Fee doesn’t includes:
  • Transfers from Fiumicino or Ciampino Airports 
  • 6€ per person tourist tax to be paid in Rome. 
Notes:

date to be confirmed according to the official program.

Programme

Day 1

In the afternoon we will relax at the hotel in Rome, have an aperitif and plan our weekly tour. At the end of our meeting, we will dine in a typical Roman restaurant in the Coliseum area.

Credits: Horst Bierau

Day 2

In the historical centre of  Rome we will admire one of the most astonishing contemporary works of the recent years: the monumental Triumphs and Laments murals by William Kentridge. We will stop for some white pizza, freshly baked from one of the historic bakeries near Campo dei Fiori Square, and have coffee in an old cafè. In the early afternoon, we’ll move on to Frascati and will stay in a nice and cozy farmhouse. Here we’ll meet Margherita, a Flower Master who will show us the courtyards of the historical city center used for piking flowers (the so called “Speluccamento”) in preparation of the Infiorata.  Dinner will be held at a typical restaurant in Genzano.

Day 3

A chef will accompany us to do shopping in the shops of the old town of Frascati, to select the ingredients for a tasty seasonal menu. During an exclusive cooking-lesson we will be shown how to turn them into a gourmet lunch and we’ll also enjoy a wine tasting. And for dessert, a master ice-cream maker will illustrate the secrets of gourmet “gelato” .

In the afternoon we will walk in the charming village of Nemi and  then have dinner in a typical restaurant in Genzano.

After dinner we will go see the preparatory drawings that are the basis of the floral paintings made for the Infiorata.

Day 4

Free time.

After dinner, we will meet the Flower Master again and admire the ancient technique of laying the petals on the cobblestone and giving shape to the drawings.

 

Day 5

We will spend Sunday morning in complete relax at the farmhouse. In the late afternoon we will see the “Infiorata” along Via Livia.

Dinner time.   

Day 6

We will visit Castel Gandolfo with its artisan shops, walk along the lake and admire the contemporary murals. From here we will move on to Ariccia, where we will visit the village and enjoy our lunch in a “fraschetta”. We will then visit the sumptuous Palazzo Chigi.

In Genzano we will witness the parade of the historical procession with traditional costumes and the ceremony of the so called “spallamento” (children racing on the flower petals).

Dinner.

Credits: Antonello Lezziero

Day 7

The seventh day will be dedicated to the visit of the Archaeological Park in Ostia Antica, one of the largest archaeological sites of imperial Rome. We’ll be back in the late afternoon and will be free at dinner time.

Credits: Horst Bierau

Day 8

We will dedicate the last day of our tour to Nemi, enchanting village of the Castelli Romani. Here, together with an expert, we will visit the the centre with its artisan workshops and its peculiar Museum of the Roman Ships. At the end of the visit we will move on to the local restaurant, have traditional lunch with local produce and departure. 

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Tour: The Infiorata in Genzano
Destination: Rome, Genzano, Frascati, Castel Gandolfo, Ariccia, Ostia Antica, Nemi / Lazio
Lenght of stay: 8 days / 7 nights
Price:
  • 1119€ per person in double rooms at a hotel**** in Rome and at a farmhouse in the Castelli Romani area (min. 16 participants)
  • +135€ per person in single room 
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