Frascati Wine Tour

A Frascati Wine Tour is more than just a wine tasting.

A Frascati Wine Tour is also a tour through history, culture and landscape.

Frascati is a medieval town famous for its white wine and aristocratic past.

Set in the a hilly, panoramic landscape of Colli Albani (Alban Hills) are the thirteen charming wine-producing hilltop towns of the ‘Castelli Romani’ with their centuries-old vineyards and olive groves south-east of Rome.

Frascati is just a 25 minute train ride from the "Eternal City" of Rome, one of the great cities of the world. 

It is characterized by the ancient ruins of Tusculum, the medieval architecture of Frascati and, for its stunning, panoramic views over Rome.

Frascati is located 25 km (16 mi) southeast of Rome, in the Lazio region of central Italy and close to the ancient Latin city of Tusculum making it one of the most popular day-trip destination for Romans and tourists from around the world who visit to enjoy its sightseeing delights and for its regional food specialities.

Villa Aldobrandini

Frascati was a popular summer retreat from the ancient Roman era that was continued by the nobility of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

From the 16th-century, popes and aristocratic families began building the beautiful Tuscolo villas as summer residences.

The 16th century, early Italian Baroque style, Villa Aldobrandini is known as the Belvedere because of its fountains and gardens, and for its panoramic views overlooking Frascati and the nearby city of Rome spread out in the distance.

Tusculum

Tusculum existed before Rome.

It is a ruined Latin city on Tuscolo hill, 670 metres (2,200 feet) above sea level and 6 kilometers (4 miles) north-east of the present-day town of Frascati with views of the Roman Campagna (area surrounding Rome). 

The remains of a small amphitheater was excavated in 1839.

Medieval Tuscolo stood on the site of ancient Tusculum,

Three Christian churches existed during the High Middle Ages (11th to 13th centuries) while the Greek monastery of St. Agata founded in 370 AD lay at the foot of Tuscolo Hill.

After Tusculum was destroyed in 1191, the town's population moved to Frascati.

Regional Food and Wine

Enjoy a walking tour of the town. 

Aside from its history, culture and scenic, tranquil, landscape, visitors can also enjoy Frascati's regional food and premium DOCG Frascati wines at sidewalk cafes, restaurants and wineries (the fraschetta).

Porchetta (Ariccia specialty) is a traditional slow-roasted, marinated pork dish prepared at home and is also a common street food sold by roadside trucks and white-painted vans sell porchetta (spit-roasted pork stuffed with herbs and served in a grilled panino).   

Explore the vineyards, winery cellars and sample Frascati white wine named after the town of Frascati,

Frascati Wine, ("golden Wine") goes back to 5,000 B.C. and has been enjoyed by the Ancient Romans, emperors, popes, nobles and people alike.
 
Frascati vineyards produce the popular white wine as well as red wines. 

And you will find olive groves, where olive oil is produced for the local and international market.

The Old Frascati Wine Tour

Frascati wine was enjoyed by the Ancient Romans.

You can enjoy a guided tour with Dominique as your host, at a historic family-run vineyard and their 16th century wine cellar, sampling regional wines in panoramic rural settings. 

Learn how to make three kinds of pizza with Eugenio at his bakery, Antico Forno Cerali.

And you can enjoy a Frascati Wine Tour walking tour through a historic town with its medieval settings.

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