Frascati is located on the hills above Rome in the Castelli Romani District just 20 minutes from the Eternal City. You will enjoy picturesque views of Rome from Frascati ! Famous world-wide for wine, Frascati is a medieval town rich of baroque architecture and famous for its Villas and parks. The name of the town derives from the rural huts made with tree branches (It. frasca) built by the inhabitants of Tuscolo, when their town was destroyed by the Romans in 1191. Frascati became a rich town in the second half of the XVIth century when many noble Roman families selected this town to build their holiday villas. In 1620 there were already 16 villas belonging to the richest families who spent their villeggiatura (holidays) in Frascati. Most famous Villas are:
and the famous historical Villa Hotels which are perfect settings for a Wedding near Rome :
Villa Grazioli with breathtaking views over all Rome and Roman countryside - now a 4 star superior Hotel ideal location for Wedding Receptions with Protestant Weddings, Jewish Weddings and Symbolic Weddings on the Villa's grounds.
Villa Tuscolana also with fantastic panoramic views over Rome - now a 4 star hotel with all comforts, swimming pool and a wonderful SPA built into natural caves.
Frascati is also famous for wine, usually white, that is produced in this area. Frascati white wine D.O.C. is produced from a mix of grapes grown in the surrounding countryside: Malvasia di Candia and Malvasia del Lazio, Trebbiano Greco and Toscano. The result can be tasted in Frascati directly in one of the many wine cellars in the town, accompanied by typical food from the area
Frascati is a wonderful location for a Wedding in Italy and Rome is just minutes away !