Church of Santa Maria

This is the Abbey Church and was consecrated in 1024 by Pope John XIX of Tusculum. The church is brick with the classic Romanesque style with a bell tower and a portico with travertine columns. The facade has a rose window of the thirteenth century. Inside it is divided into Read more…

Villa Arrigoni-Muti

The villa is named after the first owner, the Cardinal Arrigoni who bought it in 1579 and it is part of one of the 12 Tuscolane villas. Like many other villas in the area, it is built on the ruins of a former Roman villa, which today adorn the English Read more…

Villa Gavotti – Gioacchini

In the sixteenth century, this villa was a country casino family Laghi. In 1614, it was bought by the Marquis Lorenzo Gavotti who enlarged the building and developed the estate. In 1815, the then owner Onelli committed suicide after losing everything with the fall of Napoleon and the consequent collapse Read more…

Palazzo Santovetti

The palace is located in the centre of Grottaferrata and dates back to 1741. It was built by the Passerini family that hosted Pope Benedict XIV. In 1872, the palace passed to the Santovetti family that funded expansions by architect Enrico Celso Donnini. Inside the palace is a remarkable chapel, Read more…

Villa Grazioli

The villa was built in 1580 by Cardinal Carafa, and after several changes of ownership, arrived to the Grazioli family. During the Second World War, it has been occupied by the displaced population after the bombing of Frascati and is now a hotel. Inside was frescoed between the end of Read more…

Frascati Wine

Viticulture in the Castelli was born with land allocations to veterans of wars, starting with the battle of Lepanto through to the former combatants of the “Great War” 1915-1918. Assignees started small vineyards used for their own consumption and more intensive production for the local market. This was the beginning Read more…

Oil Castelli Romani

The oil of the Castelli was famous since the Roman period and there still exist “Alban” quarries, by Albano, from which were obtained the millstones for mills. To give an idea of ​​the importance of the cultivation of olives, in Frascati there are the Church and the Osteria della Molara, Read more…

Pangiallo

Pangiallo is a sweet with ancient origins dating back to Imperial Rome. It prepared during the winter solstice as a good omen for the return of the sun that inspired the shape of this sweet. For its preparation use honey, orange peel and lemon, raisins, dried fruit, candied fruit and Read more…

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