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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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As follow there are the names and the production area  of Latium Wines:

CESANESE di Affile doc (registered in 29/05/73)
-Production area : Valle dell’Aniene

ALEATICO DI GRADOLI doc (registered in 21/06/72)
-Production area: Lago di Bolsena

APRILIA  doc (registered in 22/11/7)
-Production area: Aprilia and Latina

ATINA doc (registered in 26/04/99)
-Production area: Ciociaria

BIANCO CAPENA doc (registered in 19/05/75)
-Production area: Sabina

CASTELLI ROMANI doc (registered in 04/11/96)
-Production area: Colli Albani

CERVETERI doc (registered in 30/10/74)
-Production area: Cerveteri, Allumiere, Civitavecchia, Ladispoli, Santa Marinella and Tolfa

OLEVANO ROMANO  doc (registered in 29/05/73)
-Production area: Valle del Sacco and Genazzano.

CIRCEO doc (registered in 14/06/96 )
-Production area: Agro Pontino, Circeo, Latina, Sabaudia, San Felice Circeo and Terracina.

COLLI ALBANI doc (registered in 06/08/70)
-Production area: Lago di Albano, Ariccia, Castelgandolfo, Lanuvio and Pomezia

COLLI DELLA SABINA doc (registered in 10/09/96) 
-Production area: Cantalupo in Sabina, Castelnuovo di Farfa, Collevecchio, Fara in Sabina, Forano, Magliano Sabina , Montebuono, Montopoli Sabina, Selci, Stimigliano, Poggio Catino, Poggio Mirteto, Tarano and  Torri in Sabina

COLLI ETRUSCHI VITERBESI doc (registered in 11/09/96)
-Production area: Viterbo,Vitorchiano, Bomarzo, Graffignano, Celleno, Civitella d’Agliano, Bagnoregio, Castiglione in Teverina, Lubriano, Vetralla, Blera, Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia, Barbarano Romano, Vejano, Oriolo Romano, Monte Romano, Tuscania, Arlena di Castro, Tessennano, Canino, Cellere, Piansano, Ischia di Castro, Farnese, Valentano, Latera, Onano, Proceno, Acquapendente, Grotte di Castro, Gradoli, Capodimonte, Marta, Montefiascone, Bolsena, San Lorenzo Nuovo, Orte e Bassano in Teverina.

COLLI LANUVINI doc (registered in 08/02/71)
-Production area: Colli Albani and Genzano di Roma.

CORI doc (registered in 11/08/71)
-Production area: Colli Albani and Cori.

EST ! EST!! EST!!! DI MONTEFIASCONE doc (registered in 03/03/66)
-Production area: Lago di Bolsena, Capodimonte, Marta, Grotte di Castro, Gradoli and San Lorenzo Nuovo.

FRASCATI doc (registered in 03/03/96)
-Production area: Colli Albani, Frascati ,Colonna, Montecompatri, Monteporzio Catone and Grottaferrata.

GENAZZANO doc (registered in 26/06/92)
-Production area: Valle del Sacco, Genazzano, San Vito Romano and Paliano

MARINO doc (registered in 06/08/70)
-Production area: Colli Albani, Marino and Castelgandolfo.

MONTECOMPATRI-COLONNA doc (registered in 19/10/87)
-Production area: Colli Albani, Valle del Sacco, Colonna and Montecompatri.

NETTUNO doc (registered in 08/05/03)
-Production area: Nettuno and Anzio.

ORVIETO doc (registered in 07/08/71)
-Production area: Valle del Tevere , Orvieto(Umbria), Castiglione in Teverina, Civitella D’Agliano, Graffignano, Lubriano and Bagnoregio.

PIGLIO (Cesanese del Piglio) docgg (one of the best latium wines)
-Production area: Ciociaria , Valle del Sacco, Piglio, Acuto, Anagni, Paliano and Serrone.

TARQUINIA doc (registered in 09/08/96)
-Production area: Tarquinia, Blera, Barbarano Romano, Montalto di Castro, Oriolo Romano, Sutri, Bassano Romano, Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia, Vejano, Tessennano, Tuscania, Monteromano, Ronciglione, Arlena di Castro, Capranica, Allumiere, Tolfa, Bracciano, Cerveteri, Ladispoli, Civitavecchia, Santa Marinella, Canale Monterano, Manziana, Trevignano Romano, Anguillara Sabazia, Roma, Campagnano, Fiumicino and  Formello.

VELLETRI doc (registered in 31/03/72)
-Production area: Colli Albani, Velletri and Lariano.

VIGNANELLO doc (registered in 14/11/92)
-Production area: Tuscia Viterbese, Vignanello, Bassano in Teverina, Corchiano, Fabrica di Roma, Gallese, Soriano del Cimino and Vasanello.

ZAGAROLO doc (registered in 29/05/73)
-Production area: Monti Prenestini, Zagarolo and Gallicano.

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The Castello di Proceno is a 12th century fortress built to protect the ancient hamlet. The surrounding region is full of Etruscan, Medieval and Renaissance monuments that testify to the presence of ancient civilizations. The castle is a rare example of a medieval fortification surviving in its original state. Its pentagonal base incorporates a main tower and two secondary towers interconnected by walkways and a drawbridge. The complex includes a fort that is attached to one side of the castle by the town’s defensive walls.  In the distance is Mount Amiata where you can also find the Hunting Lodge of the Castle’s Lords. The swimming pool is situated just outside the Castle ramparts on spacious grounds of wide panoramic terraces connected to the tower gardens by a landscaped path through a park of cypresses. Relaxed lunches and intimate candle-light dinners are served in the charming dining room or on the covered loggia, all in a congenial and cosy atmosphere. The excellent food prepared personally by the owner, features seasonal produce in an enticing combination of international and Italian dishes. Each of the seven apartments is very well furnished and offers maximum comfort together with views of the valleys or the courtyard.
For more informations call: +39.0763.710072

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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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