No trip to Italy is complete without a stop to smell the roses, drink the wine, and eat the food! Take the train to Frascati from Roma Termini central station and enjoy a fabulous day of vineyards, food, wine and friendship!
Your guide will meet you at Frascati train station. Once introductions are made, set off 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 age old traditions that render their products unlike any other. Be sure to leave plenty of room as the best is yet to come!
At the Old Frascati Vineyard (transport provided), a historic and renowned family-owned winery that has been producing red and white in the region for seven generations, roam free and explore the expansive grounds, wander amongst hand-tended vines, and see inside the "secret" underground chambers where persecuted families avoided certain death during WWII. Today, they are used to store barrels of wine.
Each autumn at the Frascati winery, ripe grapes are transformed into 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, the family's extra virgin olive oils come next, paired with a selection of tasty breads.
After tasting each of the wines (and making purchases thereof if you so wish), you will be ferried by car to a hand picked trattoria in Frascati which will serve you cured meats, Roman cheeses, pasta, oils, breads and not forgetting... MORE VINO!
Upon conclusion of lunch, wander through beautiful Frascati for a second time before boarding the train to Rome.