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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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Here it is a photo-gallery of basic sandwiches(panini) to taste with the most common product that you can find and buy in any grocery store in Latium. These are : Parmigiano (Parmesan), Salame (Salami), Rucola (vegetables), Stracchino(soft cheese), Gorgonzola(cream cheese),  Mortadella, Tonno(Tuna), Mozzarella, Vegetables, Prosciutto Crudo/Cotto (ham), Pancetta(Bakon) and Maionese(Mayonnaise).

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The Castle presents itself as a fortified village – with its watchtowers, moat and enclosure wall – clearly testifying to its giargino-gardenmedieval origin. In 1254, it was originally listed as one of the properties belonging to the Nobles Normanni Alberteschi, but was first passed on to the Anguillara Family, then to the Massimo, and finally, in the 17th century, it can be found as part of the Peretti Estate. At the beginning of the 17th century, Prince Michele Peretti, nephew of Pope Sixtus the Fifth, turned the place into a great and imposing courtly residence. The Castle became the setting of magnificent banquets and hunting parties, while multicolored peacocks roamed through archeological ruins and juniper trees. But the family estate was soon run dry by this extravagant way of life and so, in 1639, the estate and the castle were sold to one of the hall-salonewealthiest Roman families of the Baroque Era, the Princes Falconieri. They commissioned two of the time’s greatest artists to refurbish Torre in Pietra. Architect Ferdinando Fuga – who built the small octagonal church and the elegant staircase 
 that  leads  to the first floor (“piano nobile”) and that could also board horses – and the painter Pier Leone Ghezzi, who was assigned with the decoration of the Interiors. The castle, as it presents itself to us today, is how it was at the time of the Falconieri Family. The frescoes are perfectly preserved: we can still witness the celebrations that took place during the 1725 Jubilee Year, when churchAlessandro Falconieri commissioned Ghezzi to decorate the first floor with scenes depicting Pope Benedict the Thirteenth’s visit to the castle. He also frescoed the side altar walls of the beautiful octagonal church. During the second half of the 19th century, the Falconieri Family dies out and for Torre in Pietra it’s the beginning of a period of decline. But in 1926, Senator Luigi Albertini bought the property with his son Leonardo and son-in-law Nicolò Carandini, and started the land reclamation work of the agricultural estate that was famous at the time and a model for the rest of Europe, and the restoration of the castle, church and village.

The Church inside the Castle.
Work of the renowned architect Ferdinando Fuga the Church is a jewel of the first half of ‘700: inside there is a scroll ornament and two frescoes which are the work of Pier Leone Ghezzi. Seating: up to 150 persons.

The Garden of the Castle.
Inside the main courtyard, two large meadows are fenced by a hedge of boxwood and in the centre of it there is a fountain of the ‘600s shaded by secular trees. The Area 2.500 m²  . Table seating up to 500 persons.

Tourist informations:
Inside the Castle it’s possible to buy wine, cheese and olive oil directly produced from the owner’s farmland.

Address: Castello di Torre in Pietra – Piazza Torrimpietra 2  – 00050 Torrimpietra – (Roma) 
Call:+39.06.61.69.72.26
Web Site: http://www.castelloditorreinpietra.it/

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The Volpetti brothers, originally from Norcia, in Umbria, have been operating from 1973 as a food specialty shop at Via Marmorata in Rome.
With their own family traditions, they were able to create a fantastic place for those who are passionate for eating well, with original products and those that come from all over the world. There is not only an infinite variety of cheese and salami but also a large selection of high quality breads and desserts (rigorously made by hand), pizza, plates to go, conserves, honey, dried mushrooms, fresh truffles, a good selection of fine wines and a variety of hand-made pastas. If needed they will vacuum pack the items you are buying for your travel back. The products that one finds in the shop are always under the constant eye of Claudio and Emilio. Clients are welcomed with appreciation and full attention, always treated in the best manner. Here it is possible to rediscover the enjoyment of the classic tastes, the appreciation of the particular attention that Volpetti dedicates to the traditions and to those treasured products, almost long forgotten. Other than the selection and care of our products, the traditional activity of the store, we created a space for the production of our own gourmet dishes. The last addition, Volpetti Più, is a self-service pizzeria, where you can enjoy a fast pasta dish, but of high quality, and for dinner, the best pizza-by-the-slice and dishes of salami and cheeses are served. The major inspiration of all this activity is the ‘style’ (the philosophy) of Volpetti: to rediscover the ancient flavors and to create a culture of eating well.

Address: Via Marmorata, 47 – 00153 Roma
Call: 0039.06.574 2352
Web site: www.volpetti.com

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