Frascati is a town in the province of Rome in the Lazio region of central Italy. It is located 20 kilometres (21 miles) south-east of Rome, on the Alban Hills close to the ancient city of Tusculum. Frascati is closely associated with science, being the location of several international scientific laboratories.
Frascati is renowned for its white wine, Frascati. It is also famous for its notable villas, which were built from the 16th century onwards by Popes, cardinals and Roman nobles as “status symbols” of Roman aristocracy. These country houses were designed for social activities rather than farming. The villas are substantially well preserved, or have been carefully and authentically restored following damage during World War II.