No trip to Italy would be complete without a stop to smell the roses, drink the wine, and eat the food! Take the train from Termini Station in Rome and when you arrive in Frascati, a fabulous day of vineyards, food, wine, and friendship awaits!
Your guide will meet you at Frascati train station. Once introductions are made, your local guide and sommelier will take you on a walking tour of the shops and botteghe in Frascati, tasting local specialties all along the way including revered local delicacies such as roasted pork (porchetta), biscotti just out of the antique wood fired oven, and jug wine from the oldest bakery and tavern in town. Oldest meaning hundreds of years old yet still adhering to the age old traditions that render their products unlike any other. Be sure to leave plenty of room as the best is yet to come!
Transportation will be provided to the Old Frascati Vineyard, a historic and renowned family-owned winery that has been producing wine in the region for seven generations. We'll explore the grounds together, wandering amongst hand-tended vines, then look inside the "secret" underground laboratories used to hide persecuted families during WWII and used today to store wine.
Each autumn at the Frascati winery, ripe grapes are transformed into the most exquisite varieties of wine. Following a guided tasting of each of the winery's products, namely Frascati Superiore DOCG white wine, Vagnolo IGP red wine, and Frascati DOC White Wine, you’ll savour the family's extra virgin olive oils paired with a selection of tasty breads.
After tasting each of the wines (and making purchases if you so wish), you'll bid farewell to the winery as a car and driver will accompany you to a hand picked trattoria serving the very best cured meats, cheeses, oils, breads, and pasta, while not forgetting... MORE VINO!
When lunch has concluded, wander through beautiful Frascati for a second time before boarding the return train to Rome.