SPORT & RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Frascati is not only a place of great touristic interest, but, thanks to its extraordinary landscape, food, and wine, represents also a splendid occasion to do your favorite sport, surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Roman countryside.
Always the Hotel Colonna pays special attention to its guests on two wheels. Provided of a garage that can accommodate over 20 motorcycles, the hotel has been partner of motorcycle meetings and events such as the anniversary of 110 years of Harley Davidson.
Immersed in the naturalistic heritage of the Castelli Romani Regional Park, a motorcycle holiday in Frascati can be an opportunity to enjoy the evocative route of the consular roads.
ACTIVITIES ON THE LAKE OF CASTELGANDOLFO
To practice recreational activities on the lake of Castel Gandolfo is for the visitor an unforgettable experience, surrounded by the naturalistic landscape of the Roman Castles, with a history and a myth of their own: the legend says that Ascanius, son of Aeneas, built the town of Alba Longa, nowadays known as Castel Gandolfo.
And as a modern Ascanius, take your boat, and cross the lake on this ancient means of transportation, as old as man himself. Castel Gandolfo and Lake Albano are only a few minutes far from Frascati and our hotel.
For information about a tour on the about on the lake of Castel Gandolfo, you can have a look at the website http://www.parcocastelliromani.it/inners/pages/sentiero-dell-acqua , or call directly the hotel.
The Roman Castles Regional Park, includes fifteen little towns of Latium, and located in the area of the Ancient Latium Volcano, consists in a wide protected zone, with the purpose of preserving an environmental equilibrium with the territory, trying to maintain, and enhance, its biodiversity. The naturalistic park of the Roman Castles includes a wide environmental reserve, characterized by splendid landscapes, and populated with a multitude of animals and plants. The park aims to preserve nature, keep alive old traditions, local art and crafts, and protect the many types of settlements that developed in history.
There are many paths, like that of Diana, the Tusculan mounts, or Ancient Tusculum, very interesting for their beauty, nature, and archaeological heritage, that are ideal for splendid excursions on foot.
Frascati and the Roman Castles offer for bicycle lovers different courses. Very suggestive is the "path of the volcano", a challenging itinerary that, passing through the Roman Castles Regional Park, goes along the crater of the Ancient Latium Volcano. Otherwise, for the best-trained ones, there is the traditional course, that, starting from Frascati, goes through Grottaferrata, Marino, Castel Gandolfo, Albano, Genzano, Ariccia, and Nemi.
For information, you can have a look at the website http://www.bioebike.com or call the hotel.
- electric bicycle € 25,00 (3 hours), € 40,00 (6 hours);
- normal bicycle € 15,00 (3 hours) € 25,00 (6 hours).
For reservation for more than 6 persons, we recommend to have a look at the website http://www.bioebike.com or call the hotel.
The hotel has also private MOUNTAIN BIKES, that our guests can use for free. (Please note that a reservation is necessary.)
Immersed in the nature of the Regional Park, the Roman Castles area is a spectacular mosaic of vineyards, beech woods, oak woods, and little towns facing stretches of water. The many archaeological and naturalistic itineraries, and the scents of the ancient roman roads offer the tourist an oasis of relax, at a few steps from Rome.
For further information, you can have a look at the website http://www.latiumvolcano.it/settore-ecoturismo--trekking.html , or call directly the hotel.
Total, for groups up to 6 persons = € 60.00.
Cost per person, for groups with 6 persons or more = € 10.00
Duration of the excursion about 2-4 hours.
Frascati Scherma was born in 1954, in the attempt to promote, the values of sport and competition, thanks to the teaching of fencing.
Hotbed for great champions, Frascati Scherma is one of the most important association in the country, and it achieved several success in important competitions.
For more Info: check www.frascatischerma.it , or contact the hotel.
At the Equestrian center of "Pratoni del Vivaro", of the equestrian sports italian federation, located near out hotel, you will be able to be acquainted with horses in every aspect, and try the many equestrian activities.
Cooking lessons for all levels (including professionals from outside Italy, who want to propose the italian cuisine all around the world).
For info contact the hotel, or send an e-mail specifying your needs and expectations.
FIORANELLO GOLF CLUB (15,00 km)
Located in the suggestive Roman countryside, on the borderline of Appia Antica, near our hotel, once owned by the Boncompagni-Ludovisi Princes, the Fioranello Golf Club, very easily and comfortably accessible from Frascati, was inaugurated in 1979. Appreciated since the beginning, many works were necessary, in order to expand it and meet the consistent and increasing request of new partners.
CASTELGANDOLFO GOLF CLUB (12,00 km)
Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones, the golf field, located in the Roman Castles, near our hotel, is in complete harmony with the surrounding landscape. The Club House was converted from Flavio Chigi's villa, Cardinal of Sassia, and grandson of Pope Alexander the 7th. The works to restore it were entrusted to Architect Giorgio Braghiroli, and were done in the 1960s. They represent an extraordinary masterpiece in restoring and recovery.
MARCO SIMONE GOLF CLUB (25,00 km)
The Marco Simone Golf & Country Club is an oasis for relax, immersed in the nature of the Roman Castles, located at a few steps from Rome, and very easily and comfortably accessible from Frascati, since it's near our hotel. Its 27 holes, in 110 hectares of uncontaminated nature, were elegantly designed by the American architect Jim Fazio.