The wonderful Frascati wine region is just over thirty minutes outside of Rome, so it makes for the perfect day trip from Rome if you would like a change of pace during your vacation or business trip to the Italian capital.
Your day begins when your private English-speaking chauffeur with luxury vehicle arrives at your centrally located Rome hotel for pick up. In just a few minutes, you will be heading away from the chaos of the Italian capital and into the gently rolling hills of the Castelli Romani and Frascati areas.
This area has been used as a summer getaway for the rich and famous of Rome since Roman times (think Roman Emperors!). The area is indeed the perfect escape from the city even today, with beautiful castles and villas, endless vineyards and charming towns to discover.
Your first stop on your full day wine tour from Rome is a nice winery where you will taste both white and red wines produced on the estate. While Frascati is best known for its still white wines, there are lots of different wines to try depending on your likes and desires.
Your stop at the winery includes a guided wine tour in English with a winery staff member so you can learn about the winery and its production methods and history. By now you will be ready to try some of the delicious local food in a typical restaurant in the charming town of Frascati or perhaps in the countryside. Have a stroll around, stop for photo opportunities and enjoy the relaxed pace.
Your next stop on your wine tour from Rome will be a second Frascati winery, where you will continue learning about this fascinating ancient wine area where vineyards have been planted for thousands of years.
See the cellar where the wine is made from pressing the grapes each fall and learn what makes the Frascati wine tradition unique before tasting some more wine.
Your driver will make your re-entry to Rome part of the tour by taking you on the panoramic route as you drive back to the bustling city, explaining the many sites you pass.