Top things to do in Frascati

Ristorante in Frascati

Cacciani

One of Frascati's most renowned restaurants, Cacciani offers fine food and twinkling terrace views of Rome. The menu lists various creative dishes, but it's the classics like tonnarello a cacio e pepe (egg spaghetti…
Ruins in Frascati

Tusculum

The remnants of ancient Tusculum lie littered on a hilltop a few kilometres outside Frascati – you'll need a car to get to the site. The main ruins of this once-imposing 4th-century-BC town – namely a small amphithe…
Osteria in Frascati

Cantina Simonetti

For an authentic vino e cucina (wine and food) experience, search out this traditional cantina and sit down to a meal of porchetta, cold cuts and cheese, accompanied by jugs of local white wine. In keeping with the …
Church in Frascati

Cattedrale di San Pietro

Frascati is a long way from Scotland but it's here, in the town's 16th-century cathedral that the heart of Charles Edward Stuart, aka Bonnie Prince Charlie, is buried – the rest of his body is at St Peter's Basilica…
Museum in Frascati

Scuderie Aldobrandini

The former stables of Villa Aldobrandini, restored by architect Massimiliano Fuksas, house Frascati's single museum of note, the Museo Tuscolano. Dedicated to local history, its collection includes ancient Roman art…
Osteria in Frascati

Osteria San Rocco Piacente

To try a typical osteria, head to this popular spot. Just make sure you arrive hungry if you want to get beyond the rich starters of porchetta and cured meats. If you make it, there are classic Roman pastas and gril…
Cafe in Frascati

Eden Caffè

Always busy, this centrally located cafe-pasticceria has outdoor tables overlooking the cathedral and a devilish array of dolci. Stop by for a breakfast coffee and cornetto, a midday drink, or post-dinner digestivo …
Gardens in Frascati

Villa Aldobrandini Gardens

Looming over Frascati's main square, Villa Aldobrandini is a haughty 16th-century villa designed by Giacomo della Porta and built by Carlo Maderno. It's closed to the public, but you can visit its impressive baroque…