Easter in Frascati
Yesterday I spent Easter in Frascati with a group of friends, where we enjoyed an awesome lunch at the Peccato di Gola restaurant. And while we aren’t in Rome, I’m featuring Frascati on the blog because it’s an extremely short train ride from Rome (just after Campanelle, home of my beloved Lidia Togni circus) and is in an area of Lazio that many Romans frequent when wanting to get away from the city. Frascati is probably most famous for its white wine, which is one of the more well known Lazio wines, as well as the amazingly delicious porchetta.
While I’ve visited other towns in the Castelli Romani-Frascati is just one of nine comunes at the foothills Alban Hills that make up the Castelli-I’d never been to Frascati itself. I’m definitely going to go back now that I realize how close, and how beautiful, it really is. So many people come to Rome and then think they need to do to Tuscany to enjoy the countryside, but that’s completely untrue. The Castelli Romani are full of amazing sites, scenery, and food! And the best part is that they’re mostly frequented by Italians, so you will be completely off the tourist radar.
I didn’t have my camera with me (see yesterday’s post for an explanation of my idiocy), so the pictures aren’t at a maximum. Even though Katie’s camera is a better model than mine, I was reminded how much you get used to your own equipment and their settings. You’ll see pictures of the church of San Pietro Apostoli, some side streets, as well as a porchetta stand in the Piazza del Mercato, which is filled with food kiosks.