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The culturally wealthy town of Frascati is a popular daytrip destination from Italy’s rambunctious capital of Rome; a picturesque mountain perimeter means travellers can take a refreshing breath of unadulterated air before setting out to explore the town’s fascinating historical panorama. The town revolves around the rich and robust flavours of Italian cuisine, the life force of the traditional restaurants that punctuate plazas and churches; gastronomes can sample some of Italy’s finest food in its captivating culinary offerings.
Considered one of Europe’s finest examples of Baroque style, the aristocratic affluence of Villa Aldobrandini is an incredibly arresting vision. A broad and beautiful façade dominates the building and behind, a dramatic backdrop of cascading woodland adds an ulterior air of elegance. An elaborate water theatre features fabulous fountains and impeccable sculptures, while the manicured gardens bursts will colourful flowers and rare species of tree.
In the eclectic Museo Tuscolano, exhibitions pay homage to the astounding architecture of Tuscan villas while also respecting the rich historical heritage of the province. Imperial artefacts glitter in glass cages while intriguing art work and ancient photographs decorate the artfully lit gallery space.
Frascati’s most revered restaurant enjoys international acclaim due to its creative take on classic Italian dishes. The setting is nothing short of idyllic; an airy terrace allows diners to enjoy twinkling vistas of nearby Rome while sipping on a recommended fine wine from the extensive list. The restaurant exists in harmony with the seasonal produce of the local market and signature dishes include courgette gateau, pan fried pork medallions with fennel and beef and parmesan Carpaccio.(Via Armando Diaz 13)