Frascati (~ 20 km to south
of Rome) is a famous and popular town of the
"Castelli Romani" well known for its beautiful villas and
quality wines. The elegant villas are the main interest of the town.
From Piazza Marconi you can see the Villa Aldobrandini, the largest
and best preserved in Frascati, and you also have a view of Rome.
Frascati has many churches. The most important is St. Peter's
cathedral with a refined work of differently coloured stones.
Tourism and trade are the main activities of this
town. The important monuments, the beautiful villas and
Baroque gardens attract many tourists. Trade mainly
regards wine export: the "Frascati" white wine is made from
different grapes, which are cultivated by experienced
winegrowers. These two activities have fostered the
development of the town: hotels and restaurants have been
built. You can also find various wine shops in the heart of
Frascati; they are a customary destination for tourists.
centers placed here lend Frascati an international importance. Frascati houses the
most important scientific centers in Italy that found here calm and
peace only a few minutes from Rome:
(the Italy's National Nuclear Institute),
(the Italian Alternative Energy Authority)
(Italy's National Research Council),
(the European Space Agency), and
OAR (the Astronomical Observatory of Rome).