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In  modern times within “Fraschette” same you can buy groceries and then make a full meal.
la-fraschettaWith this evolution has certainly lost the OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAoriginal component that had these places in the past and has given rise to their marketing, although in some cases it is still possible to enjoy the hospitality of these locations the old-fashioned way.
Anyway the Fraschette still are resales of ancient origin where you can taste the wine “dissolved”, sold in jugs of various sizes.
fraschetta3Traditionally each jug had its name: the 2-fraschetta4liter “Mug” or “Barzilai”, named after a Roman politician 800 end use to offer wine in large quantities to his constituents.
The typical menu is in addition to pork, wine and other typical products offered by modern fraschette originate from the gastronomy of Lazio and are mainly composed of salumi, cheeses, fresh and mature cheese and various appetizers, such as olives, olive oils and Vinegars underwater. Other typical products are “Fagioli con le cotiche” (beans with pork) and Porchetta (the central part of the pork’s body) ever present in the Fraschetta menu.
These appetizers are typically served in quantity so abundant that it is possible to order a main course (if available) and even more rarely manage to get to a main course, a very low flow rate found in fraschette.
All these courses obviously refer to the tradition of Roman cuisine, therefore is practically de rigueur on the part of the fraschettaro suggest early classics such as “pasta alla carbonara”, the “amatriciana”, or “angry”.
Often (but increasingly rarely) without a kitchen, currently the fraschette are among the most popular exercises by the inhabitants of the capital (Rome) and its surroundings.
We reccomend the following “Fraschetta”:

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In south-east direction from Rome after 35 km. , between Lago di Albano and Lago di Nemi, there is Ariccia. Aricia boasts very ancient origins. As in all Latin cities, the first inhabitants of these places had to fight to maintain their independence. “Aricia” was the capital of the Latin League at the end of the 4th century B.C., and the battle of Aricia successfully thwarted the military ambitions of the Etruscans in Southern Latium.
The “Ariccini” also fought against Rome until being subjugated in the 4th century B.C. Ariccia became one of the most important Roman communities because of its geographical position between two volcanic lakes, Albano Lake and Nemi Lake. The people of Ariccia were devout worshippers of the goddess Diana, . Her temple, located in the “Nemus Aricinum”, now Nemi, was one of the main sanctuaries in the Latin territory dedicated to the goddess .
During the Middle Ages, Ariccia was sacked and pillaged by barbarians during the Roman campaign. In 1473 Ariccia passed into the hands of the Savelli Family, which started the reconstruction of the territory, and began work on the noble palace. Acquired in the 17th Century from the Chigi, Family, the town was completely re-zoned by the architectural genius of Gian Lorenzo Bernini . He collaborated with many artists, Carlo Fontana. being the most well known amongst them.
In the beginning of the 1700’s, Ariccia became a haven for important artists and writers of the time. In the course of the 19th century, the layout of the town changed greatly when the Appian Way, which went down through the valley (Valle Ariccia) was bonified, under the auspices of Pope Pius IX. Thanks to him, in fact, a bridge with three orders of arches was constructed over the thickly wooded area (now Chigi Park), where the road reached up to Galloro hill.

About the Palazzo Chigi ,the ducal palace of Ariccia is a unique example of a baroque home which has remained virtually unchanged in its environment and with its original furnishings, and is a testament to the great wealth of one of the most important Italian papal lines: the Chigi family.
The family was also the owner of the Chigi palace in Rome which today houses the offices of the Council of Ministers of Italy. Begun in the second half of the sixteenth century by the Savelli family, the palace was transformed into a lavish baroque home between 1664 and 1672 using plans by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, with the collaboration of his young student Carlo Fontana.
The palace houses a large collection of paintings, sculptures and decoration, mostly dating back to the seventeenth century, which also came from the family’s Roman residence, which was sold to the state in 1918. Perhaps due to the Spanish feel of the décor, Luchino Visconti decided to set his famous film “The Leopard” here, filming several scenes within the palace.
The palace was given to the City of Ariccia on 29th December 1988 under special conditions, by Prince Agostino Chigi Albani della Rovere, and is now a museum and cultural center, hosting various activities such as exhibits, concerts, guided tours, meetings, and the like.

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Ariccia, a city of Lazio in the Rome province bordering the province of Latina, continues to prepare the roast according to the ancient Etruscan recipe. Prepare the pork is an art that has been passed from generation to generation: the stage of ligation is a significant cultural element in the packaging of pork Ariccia (The Porchetta).
It ‘a purely manual process, performed with a needle and thread, made ​​in order to give the shape characteristic of the suckling pig and above all must be calibrated to ensure a perfect cooking of meat and maintaining the compactness of pork during and after the firing.
The pork can be eaten hot, but cold is more classic, has a taste of pork seasoned with rosemary, garlic and black pepper and cut the slices are compact and homogeneous, with the fat part well separated from the lean and the outer crust crispy, golden color and savory taste.
The pork is the traditional food of Lazio traveling to festivals and fairs, served with homemade bread and a red wine from this area, such as a Castelli Romani Rosso.

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