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    Discover Italy’s best kept secret near Rome

Take a break from sightseeing in Rome to discover the Roman Countryside!

Discover the region’s most unique vineyards and family-run wineries. Explore our charming city center and eat at traditional family-run bakeries and osterias. Learn how to make pizza, pasta and traditional Frascati specialties from scratch. Spend an amazing day in Frascati which is just a short train-ride from Rome. Relax in breathtaking wine country overlooking Rome. Old Frascati Food & Wine is a cultural association which promotes and protects the heritage, nature and family run businesses of Frascati.

Our Tours

Imagine yourself immersed in beautiful nature just a quick train ride from Rome.

5 Hours

Classic Half-Day Wine Tour

Discover all the best Frascati has to offer from its charming city center, beautiful views and vineyards, and fresh local cuisine. This half-day tour from Rome will stimulate your senses and rejuvenate your spirit.

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5 Hours

Frascati Sunset Wine Tour

Rome can get quite hot in the summer, but the weather is always a bit cooler and breezier in Frascati which is at an elevation of 1100 feet! Take the train from Rome and find the ‘real’ Italy you’ve been looking for.

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3 Hours

Frascati Cooking Class

Our farm to table cooking class introduces you to the traditions and secrets of Frascati cuisine. Learn how to make ‘pasta amatriciana’ and ‘ciambelline al vino’ and taste seasonal ingredients directly from the vineyard.

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3 Hours

Pizza Making and Wine Tasting

Come and learn how to make delicious pizza in Frascati. We will teach you the secrets of real traditional Roman pizza paired with local wine at a historic location.

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2 Hours

Backpacker’s Wine Tasting Tour

Spend a few hours tasting local wines at our tasting room in Roman wine country while also learning about the region and the secrets of wine pairing.

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Big Groups, Retreats & More

Make Frascati the backdrop for your event! From team-building activities in the vineyard, to private winery tours for your group, let us help you plan your dream day!

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AN ANCIENT TRADITION

Old Frascati Food & Wine brings you authentic Frascati culinary traditions and the wines of a small family-run wineries in the heart of Frascati DOCG country. These wineries' mission is to elevate Frascati Superiore DOCG for the modern pallet while remembering the wine’s ancient origins. Frascati wine was the wine of the Ancient Romans! Our vineyards are located in a gorgeous valley where winemaking artifacts dating back to 1000 B.C. have been discovered, all with spectacular views of Rome in the distance. These wineries are run by the 6th and 7th generation of winemakers who can’t wait to share their winemaking tradition with you!

FARM TO TABLE

Things move at a slower pace in Frascati. Nowhere is this fact better represented than in the the way food is produced and prepared. Porchetta is cooked in a wood burning oven for over 8 hours. The olive oil is extra virgin and cold pressed. The pasta is all hand-made. Our wine is still made with ancient techniques first used by the Romans. Here, the local baker, winemaker, tavern owner, and restaurant owner all value organic and locally sourced products. Not because its trendy, but because it’s tradition!

OLD WORLD CHARM

The Ancient Town of Frascati sits on the rim of a dormant volcano. Its rich volcanic soil was much sought after by the Etruscans, Ancient Romans, the Vatican State and most recently by Romans on weekend get-aways. Wine has been produced in Frascati for thousands of years. Frascati wine is known as the ‘Golden Wine of the Romans’, the ‘Pope’s Wine’ and the white wine of Rome. Each stone building, cobblestone street, and ancient church tells the story of the centuries of people who have called Frascati home.

ABOUT US

Old Frascati Food & Wine is a cultural association based in Frascati, we work with local vintners, artisans, chefs, historians and sommeliers to show you the best that Frascati has to offer! We have several food and wine tours that we have created with our collaborators to give the perfect experience for visitors. We are all very passionate about our town’s heritage and love to share it with the world! Frascati is a unique town that has a rich tradition of farm to table cooking and winemaking. We bring you to the oldest family-run wineries in the region, a generations old family operated bakery, wonderful local restaurants, and a charming historic town in the Roman Countryside.

OUR PARTNERS

We work with the very best. We are proud of our partners, who work with us to deliver the best local Frascati wine and food

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Please send us a message with the name of the TOUR you would like to join, the DATE and the number of participants.

We keep our groups to a 15 person maximum so book in advance and let us know if your dates are flexible.

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"We (group of three women) had an amazing experience with this tour! We really felt like we lucked out with our tour guides, Valeria and Paola (and the doggy Orso) were all amazing hosts and so personable, informative and fun! They really made us feel like part of the culture! This town (Frascati) is one of the most beautiful, picturesque towns I’ve ever visited! We feel like we got so much for our money, experiences that money can’t buy! I really can’t recommend this enough!"
Amy Johnson
Customer
One of the highlights of our Italy trip! Very well planned itinerary, great communication leading up to it so we knew how to meet up with the group, and one of the best wine tours I’ve been on. The winery tour guide was so knowledgeable and kind. There was a beautiful view and a very interesting cave. The wine and snacks were delicious. Afterwards, the trip into the Frascati town and the restaurant was fantastic. Every single person associated with this tour was professional, kind, knowledgeable, and helpful. I will recommend this to everyone who visits Rome! Thanks so much.
Doug Martin
Customer