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Casperia, Italy

Hi Carrie, I posted after yours looking for a daytrip from Rome centered around food/wine/maybe olive oil. Some replied and directed me to this post. I'll have my wife and two daughters (24, 16) ... is there enough for a full day? I was going to hire a driver and maybe a tour guide ... how easy was the train trip? Also tell me more about Johnny, sound like an awesome host. BTW why DON'T the guide books recommend Casperia?
Txs, Lee

Apr 11, 2009
NVirginia in Italy

Help with suggestions for food/wine daytrip from Rome

Thanks, lagatta!! Actually, we're big fans of Frascatti ... this may make the most sense. I'm working with a local limo service for airport pickup, tranportation around Rome on our other days,etc. and I have this big hole in our calendar for this day trip. I just didn't want to leave it up to them to decide on a place, I have some great ideas to research.

Apr 11, 2009
NVirginia in Italy

Help with suggestions for food/wine daytrip from Rome

I hadn't, thanks!!

Apr 11, 2009
NVirginia in Italy

Help with suggestions for food/wine daytrip from Rome

We're in Rome a few days before we jump on a Med cruise. We've been to Rome as a family 3 times before this, so we're looking for something new to do. Also, the kids are older now (and legal!) so their interests are changing. Trip timing (Aug) dictated by cruise sked. Obviously if I wanted to do JUST a food/wine tour my timing would be different. Thanks for all of the replies and advise, my first time using chowhound, you are all awesome!!

Apr 11, 2009
NVirginia in Italy

Help with suggestions for food/wine daytrip from Rome

Hi, I'm taking my family to Rome in August, where we'll be for a couple days before moving on. They'd like to take a daytrip to visit a winery, or an olive oil operation, or cheesemaking, or .... Anyway, can anyone suggest a full day excursion originating in Rome that covers some/all of these, and includes a nice locally prepared lunch? Is the Tuscany region too far?? Private tour would be preferred by if someone had a great experience with a larger group tour that's OK too.

Apr 05, 2009
NVirginia in Italy