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!). On Saturdays the train for Frascati leaves from Rome Termini Station at 08:54am.
Once arrived at Frascati railway station at 10:15 a.m. (9:25 a.m. on Saturdays), 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*
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Train at 09:49 am from Rome termini station to Frascati;
SATURDAYS: Train at 08:54 am from Rome termini station to Frascati;
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Full refund will be issued for cancellation made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
We have done many days out like this and I have to say this really was one of the best. Easy to get to by public transport, NB the train platform is 400 metres from the main platforms so leave time. You get a short tour of Friscati, then of to the winery where we received a very warm welcome by the whole family. The pizza making class was great, not as simple as you would think. We were then given a tour of the vineyards and shown how they used to make the wine many years ago. The small museum of all the old equipment was really interesting. Then it was back to the serious stuff of wine tasting and eating the yummy pizza we’d made. You really felt like you were a family guest and not just a paying customer. Certainly one of the best cookery days out we’ve had. We live in Rome and have many visitors, so we will be visiting again for sure. Thank you, we’ll be back.
Great tour with hands on experience on pizza making in a small group. Will definitely recommend the experience :)
The pizza making and winery tour class was fantastic. We really enjoyed this. Had a great day learning how to make the pizza and tasting some wine and good food. The people that work there and helped us were wonderful and extremely helpful and friendly. I would definately recommend this to anyone.
What a perfect evening - Alfredo showed us around his home town of frascati and had so much knowledge of all the history. Very informative and such a beautiful place! The vineyard and winery were wonderful, interesting Minardi family history of generations of winemakers and delicious wine! The pizza class was a great experience with an amazing outcome and many helpful tips on how to make the perfect pizza at home. Grazie mille!!!
The pizza making was lots of fun and a delicious outcome! We were a small group and we all had a blast. The walking tour around the town was fantastic. And then the winery! Probably the highlight of this tour! The family was so lovely and welcoming. Would HIGHLY recommend this to everyone who is going to Italy/Rome, this is a must do!
Can't speak more highly of this tour, and have recommended it to all our friends and family! Our guides Alfredo and Max were amazing and fun. They took us on a very cool little tour of Frascati where we learned and saw lots, and had some wine! Afterwards we headed to a pizzeria where the chef taught us how to make pizza, very fun!! We were the only people on the tour so it was very personal. Next we headed to a BEAUTIFUL vineyard that has been in the family for 7 generations where we learned about how their wine is made, and the history of how the process has changed over the years. We had generous amounts of wine paired with yummy breads, cheeses, wine cookies and wine jelly.
Every part of this tour was just awesome. Private guide touring around historical Friscati sampling local wine & LOTS of food. Beautiful vineyard and property and the most lovely hosts. Highly recommend!