Tour of the Roman Castles with Frascati and wine tasting

Visita a winery

Frascati and wine tasting

6 hours
Proprietà: Condivise
available
Pets allowed

Wine tour in Frascati, with a walk in the wine cellar and meet with the producer. A beautiful day of culture, wine and local traditions in the area of the Roman Castles. Discover the hidden treasures of Frascati, the Tuscolan Villas and participate in a wine tasting in a wine cellar with the producer.

What we will visit

  • Discover Frascati with an expert guide
  • Stroll through the characteristic alleys of the historic centers
  • Taste the wine directly in the wine cellar with the producer
  • Have a lunch in the winery and relax in nature

Itinerary

 

1
10:30 - 12:00

Frascati

  • Arrival in Frascati at the station car park. Meet with the guide and start of the tour.

It is possible to choose 1) the excursion without transfers (moving with your own car) 2) transfer from Rome (pick-up at the hotel in the center) 3) transfer from the train station in Frascati to winery and back.

    • Guided visit of the town

    We will walk through the streets of the center of Frascati, one of the most renowned towns of the Roman Castles, famous for the various Tuscolan villas, once home to illustrious patrician families.

    The town is also often remembered for the Neo-Renaissance Baroque Cathedral of Saint Peter and the church of Gesù built in the eighteenth century by the genius of Carlo Fontana.

    2
    12:00 - 14:30

    Visit of a winery, lunch included

    • Transfer to a local winery (5km from city center)
    • Visit to the winery, walk in the vineyard, tasting in the wine cellar and typical lunch

    In the late morning we will move to a local winery. We will visit the old farmhouse surrounded by nature,  vineyards and olive groves. In these places vines have been cultivated since Roman times, it is possible to visit ancient caves where wine has been aged for millennia.

    Surrounded by centuries-old vines and olive groves, it will seem like walking inside a natural museum in a heavenly setting just a few steps from the city. We will talk about the vine working techniques and the winemaking processes.

    • Time to taste the famous Frascati wine!

    We will guide you through a tasting of three locally produced wines, including the famous white wine Frascati Superiore DOCG. There will also be extra virgin olive oil, another pride of this land, which with its harmonious and fruity taste gives an extra touch to the gastronomic wonders of the area.

    Afterwards, lunch will be served consisting of an appetizer and a first course of the Roman tradition.

    • End of the tour and return to Frascati railways station or Rome (according to your choice)
    3
    14:30 - 16:30

    Optional (not included) Grottaferrata and Abbey of San Nilo

    You can continue the visit on your own by moving by public transport or with our guide (to be chosen when booking)

    • A stroll through Grottaferrata

    Elegant town of the Roman Castles, with its Corso del Popolo, boutiques, children’s parks and many restaurants, including the famous Osteria del Fico, the favorite restaurant of Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone and Sophia Loren.

    • Visit the Greek Abbey of San Nilo

    The Abbey was founded in 1004 and is currently the last of the Byzantine rite monasteries in Italy. Built on the foundations of an important Roman villa, it incorporates the so-called Grotta Ferrata (cryptaferrata): a sepulchral cell presumed to be the tomb of Tulliola, daughter of Cicero.

    Along the way you can admire the Farnese Chapel with frescoes by Domenichino and the icon of Mary with Child by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

    End of tour and return to Frascati.

    4
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    Included/not included

    The excursion includes:

    • Professional Guide
    • Visit to a winery
    • Tasting of 3 wines and 2 course lunch

    Optional (to choose at the time of booking): private transfer from Rome or Frascati (min. 4 persons) OR Grottaferrata and Abbey of San Nilo

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