A modern suburb with ancient roots
Frascati, one of the hilltop towns that collectively form the Castelli Romani southeast of Rome, has long been a Roman suburb. In antiquity, nobles built their villas in the hills, a tradition that was revived during the Renaissance. Today, the tranquil wine producing town is where many live while commuting just 30 minutes by train to work in the Italian capital.
By Katie Parla, AFAR Local Expert
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