A day trip out of Rome to discover the City of Wine and the Italian Pizza tradition!
You will catch the train in Rome Termini Station at 09:49 a.m. towards Frascati (this is a 25 minutes ride only!). Only on Saturdays, you will have to take the train from Rome
Termini station at 10:14am directed to TOR VERGATA station (the main destination of this train is either Cassino or Frosinone, and you have to get off at Tor Vergata station after 17 minutes ride from Rome Termini station!
Once arrived at the station, a member of our family will welcome you.
You will then be guided to see the charming old Town of Frascati, and then transferred to the Minardi Historic Farmhouse in less than 5 minutes!
As soon as you arrive at the farmhouse, we will take you on a tour across the old vineyards, which we still take care of with the same old farming techniques the family has been adopting for centuries. Travel into the past of the wine-making, listening to the stories and experiences of a passionate family of this historic land.
We will then lead you to visit the old wine cellar of the historic winery, where we will introduce you to the secrets and the historic wine-making processes of the famous Frascati wine. The Minardi Historic Farmhouse is now a sort of "Frascati Wine Museum" surrounded by ancient vineyards and olive groves.
Time to taste the famous Frascati Wine! Alfredo, a certified wine taster of the family, will guide you through a generous tasting of the three wines of the family production, the famous Frascati Superiore DOCG white wine, the Vagnolo IGT red wine, as well as the Frascati DOC White Wine. All of the wines will be paired with typical breads and pizzas, "Porchetta", aged cheese with our Wine Jelly, and traditional wine cookies. You will also have an Oil tasting of the Minardi Family’s own Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
At the end of the wine and olive oil tasting you will meet our good Pizza Master, and you will enjoy a fun pizza making class in a special place, directly at the farmhouse!
Our local Pizza Master will teach you how to prepare the traditional Roman pizza, including “Margherita” and “Capricciosa“ varieties, as well as some of the secrets to prepare the perfect dough!You will finally enjoy the lunch consisting of a starter (local cheeses and meats), the Pizzas that you prepared during the Class, Frascati Wine, water, espresso coffee..and Frascati Wine Cookies!
At the end of the lunch we will accompany you in Frascati, where you will be able to take the train back to Rome (there is one train every hour until 22:36, except on the weekends where the last train is one hour earlier).
We promise you that this will be a one of a kind experience on the charming hills surrounding the Eternal City!
*If you are a solo traveler who wish to take this class, please contact us*
You will receive the confirmation of your booking's availability within 24 hours. Once confirmed, please present your booking reference number at the cooking school.
Full refund will be issued for cancellation made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
Antico Casale Minardi, Via San Marco 2a, 00044 Frascati, Italy
Once arrived at Frascati railway station at 10:20 am on weekdays or 9:20 am on Saturday, please exit from the main door and you will see a member of the Minardi Family welcome you by the yellow Taxi Stand in front of you.
Once arrived in Tor Vergata station, please exit from the opposite entrance by walking on the transparent tunnel above the train platforms and you will see a member of the Minardi Family welcome you outside the entrance of Tor Vergata station, waiting for you to start the experience!