Frascati

Well-known for its white wine, this lively town also boasts remarkable ancient villas, as well as several churches and museums.

Frascati is a town and commune in the Lazio region of central Italy. It is located on the Alban Hills close to the ancient city of Tusculum. Frascati is closely associated with science, being the location of several international scientific laboratories. Frascati is renowned for its white wine, also named Frascati. It is also an important historical and artistic center. Frascati is famous for its notable villas, which were built from the 16th century onward by Popes, cardinals and Roman nobles as "status symbols" of Roman aristocracy. These country houses were designed for social activities rather than farming. The villas are substantially well preserved, or have been carefully and authentically restored.
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