The greatest wine & food experience with real locals and genuine flavors
Enjoy a great relaxing evening away from the chaotic metropolis of Rome. After the morning spent visiting the wonders of Rome, even if very crowded and with long queues, get this chance to experience a relaxing evening just a short distance from the city. Savoring the flavors of Roman cuisine in pleasant company and tasting delicious wines in the magic of the light of the Sunset, you will be fascinated by the beauty of Frascati and the friendness of its inhabitants. The departure will be from the center of Rome (or directly from your accommodation if it is centrally located) at 03.30 p.m. and at 04.30 p.m. in July and August. In just 45 minutes’ drive, you will reach Frascati where you will meet our friendly guide.
The tour has officially started! Our 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.
After this detailed introduction of the town, with a short and pleasant walk you will get to the Frascati Winery. There 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 savor the flavor 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. Your guide is a licensed wine sommelier who will happily share his wide knowledge with you in order to satisfy any curiosity you might have.
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 dinner.
After dinner, at about 09.00 p.m. you will return to Rome by Minivan. You will arrive at your accommodation in Rome at approx. 10.00 p.m.; if you have loved Frascati you will certainly look forward to back again! On return journey to Rome you can also ask the driver to drop you off in a specific place in the city center if you wish.