The mesmerizing town of Frascati sits on the Alban Hills and is one of the hill top towns that are collectively known as Castelli Romani. The name Frascati has derived from the local tradition of collecting firewood (frasche) and is popular for its ancient Roman architectures, its charming historic centre, white wines, impressive villas and the attractive scenery of the hills that embrace the town.
How to reach Frascati from Rome?
Frascati is just 35 kms away from Rome situated towards the south east of the capital and takes less than 30 mins to reach. One can take the Cotral Buses from Roma Anagnina that drops at Piazza Guglielmo Marconi just outside the historic square. One can also opt for trains that depart hourly from the Roma Termini.
Interesting sites to explore:
Explore the villas of the town that are popular among tourists, the town’s only cathedral and visit its finest vineyards for a glass of authentic White Wine- Santa Passera.
Situated a few steps away from the historic center lies the communal (always open to the public) villa of Torlonia that has suffered the damage of bombing. Built during the mid 16th century, this stunning villa comprises of attractive gardens with ancient statues, fountains, and the famous theatre of waters- Theatrodelle Acque.
Cathedral of Saint Peter
The Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Peter also known as the Frascati Cathedral is definitely a must-visit as this church is among the most popular attractions of Frascati. Standing on the main town square, this beautiful church has its own interesting history along with an artistic interior and exterior.
Vineyards of Minardi and Merumalia
The Frascati Wine also known as “the Golden Wines of the Romans” was traditionally made by the Ancient Romans. Now, in the Modern era, these finest wines are made in the wineries run by the families who are holding on to their tradition for generations. The Frascati Wines are labeled DOCG (the label of the origin and finest taste) and are made with varieties of grapes such as Malvasia di Candia, Malvasia del Lazio, Grechetto, Bombinobianco, and Trebbiano Grapes. Visit the two most popular wineries- Minardi and Merumalia for a one of a kind experience and have a glass of the finest Frascati Wine along with mouthwatering handmade Italian Pasta and Pizza.