Frascati is widely famous for its charming streets and especially for its stunning wine! This tour will help you discover the history, the culinary tradition and all the secrets of this outstanding village. The departure will be from Termini Railway Station, if you are staying in a centrally located hotel, we are glad to provide the transportation from the hotel to the railway station; in this case the pick up will be approximately at 09.00 a.m. The train leaves at 09.45. Dominique, you r guide, will accompany you on a short stroll around the streets of Frascati where you will taste the famous Frascati roasted pork from the oldest bakery in town (the famous “Porchetta”), sip the Frascati wine in a jug at a traditional ‘Fraschetta’ and meet the local baker, tavern owner and other characteristic locals. During the tour, you will also visit some iconic places like Villa Aldobrandini, Frascati’s Saint Peter’s Church, the main market plaza, many typical shops and taverns, the Bishop’s Palace and the 12th century church St. Rocco.
Take a short and pleasant walk to the Frascati Winery. Here you will take a walk through the vineyard with the vintner, learning about the different varieties of grapes and pruning systems of Frascati. In the 16th century cellar, you will learn how the Frascati jugged wine used to be traditionally made and see all the old machinery and tools that were used in the winemaking process. You will also explore the deep wine cave in which ancient Roman artifacts have been discovered. After the tour of the vineyard, you will have an enchanting wine tasting experience that will make you savour the flavour of the three types of wine the vineyard produces. The first is a white Frascati Superiore DOCG, the second is a red Vagnolo wine IGP, and the last is a sweet Cannellino wine. All three will be paired with the vineyard’s olive oil, pizza and peculiar breads and fresh seasonal fruits or vegetables harvested right in their garden. You can relax and enjoy this sensorial experience. At the end of the winery experience, you will walk back to the center of Frascati, right into a charming Osteria for lunch. This includes a mixed platter of typical Roman cuisine, like ricotta with honey and walnuts, local cheeses, prosciutto, salami and mozzarella, or your choice of traditional Roman pasta, like gnocchi with truffle sauce or spaghetti with cured ham sauce or any possible special they have on the menu for that day. One of the best wines of the Frascati Winery will be served during the lunch. After lunch, around 02.30 p.m. you will be accompanied to Frascati Railway Station to return to Rome.
Duration: 6 hours – Starts at 9.00 AM o- from your Rome downtown hotel every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Cost A$180 per person (minimum 2 people) inclusive of:
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