Frascati - Rome
Travelling to Rome is relatively easy from almost anywhere in the world.
Fiumicino Airport provides direct connections with many destinations worldwide.
As the Nation's Capital city, Rome, besides well-known tourist attractions, hosts
several institutions and enterprises.
Frascati is a picturesque town, reknown for its bistroes and wineries and is the most famous of the Castelli Romani, and the most visited too. It is popular for its white wine
, (see also the "wine route
") and is a largely frequented destination for Romans looking for fresh air, good traditional food, and a pleasant day out. The weather is optimal in September.
There are various hotels in Frascati and Rome supporting a large tourist flow,
along with several venues for dining and entertainment.
Other famous places in Frascati are Villa Aldobrandini
, with its theatre "Delle Acque
", and Villa Torlonia
. The Church of Jesus and St. Peter's Cathedral are worth a visit, as well as the Scuderie Aldobrandini
(museum Tusculanum, open: tue-fri and sun 10am-6pm / sat 10am-7pm).
Near Frascati, upon the Tuscolo hill, can be found the ruins of Tusculum
, a Roman acient city dated 8th century B.C.
- The main international airport of Rome is the Leonardo da Vinci airport in Fiumicino, located at about 30 km southwest from downtown. Connections to the city are available by train and by taxi.
- Most european cities are within 2-3 hours flying time
- From Fiumicino airport to Rome by train proceed to the railway station in the airport. The direct train Leonardo Express to Roma Termini central railway station (and vice versa) leaves every half an hour (later there is a night bus every hour). The train trip takes about 30 minutes. A one-way ticket costs 11,00 Euro and can be bought at the railway counters or at ticketing machines (also by credit card). Tickets should be stamped before getting into the train (there are yellow boxes close to the platforms)
- Public taxis are white, with a code and the sign of the city of Roma on the doors, and with a taximeter.
From Fiumicino airport to any place downtown (within the Aurelian city walls), the flat rate is 40,00 Euro (inclusive luggage, up to four passengers, night fares apply). On most taxis you can pay by credit card. Please ask in advance. A trip to the main railway station (Stazione Termini) takes about 45 minutes, except in rush hours.
- To get to Frascati and Villa Mondragone you can reach Roma Termini railway station and then take a train to Frascati
- The second international airport of Rome is in Ciampino, about 17 km south from downtown.
From Ciampino airport to Frascati and Villa Mondragone you can
take a taxi to Frascati
reach Ciampino railway station with Schiaffini Travel bus, and take the train for Frascati or a Blue COTRAL bus, direction Rocca Priora, till Frascati. With the same bus you can reach Villa Mondragone getting off at the Villa Vecchia Hotel bus stop (it should be the third one after Frascati town, and in any case you should ask the driver)
- If you want a bus transfer from Ciampino Airport to Roma Termini central station there is a private company (see Terravision for timetables and details). Tickets can be purchased at the booth in the arrival hall (8,00 Euro, one-way). Public taxis are available just outside the arrival hall. The flat rate to any place downtown is 30,00 Euro.
Ciampino Airport is also connected to Fiumicino Airport with a Schiaffini Travel bus
- The central railway station is Roma Termini. Information on schedules, on-line reservation and tickets for any train connection from/to Roma Termini can be found at www.trenitalia.com (in italian) or here (in english).
- To get to Frascati and Villa Mondragone from Roma Termini railway station take a train to Frascati
- from highway A1 Milano - Napoli or from highway A24 Roma - L'Aquila/Pescara: follow direction Roma Sud, exit Monte Porzio Catone, then follow signs to Villa Mondragone and Hotel Villa Vecchia.
- From downtown Rome: take the G.R.A. (Grande Raccordo Anulare, the ring highway around Rome) to the highway A1 Roma - Napoli, then exit Monte Porzio Catone. Follow signs to Villa Mondragone and Hotel Villa Vecchia.
Taxi in Frascati (please book in advance):
Taxi Service Enza Tedesco: (+39)06/9411034 and (+39) 337/685983
- TAXI FRASCATI: (+39) 347 364 94 24
- Andrea Amore Taxi Service: (+39)3184.108.40.2060
Turismo Castelli Romani - Web site with accomodation and info about Castelli Romani.
Romaturismo - All about events, itineraries and accomodation in Roma.
Turismo Lazio - All about Lazio, the Region of Roma
- Castelli Romani and Roma offer mild and sunny weather in September. In September Roma has an average maximum temperature of 26oC (79oF), and a minimum of 17oC (62oF). September is the dryest month of the year, with an average of only 5 wet days.
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- The Italian currency is the Euro (€, EUR). The following approximate conversion rates hold on June 24th, 2008: 1 EUR = 1.57 USD = 169.43 JPY = 0.78 GBP. For other currency rates and/or updates, see, e.g., www.oanda.com. Currency exchange can be made in banks and exchange booths in the city center, airports, train stations and tourist areas. Italian banking hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:30-13:30 and 15:00-16:00.
Emergency phone numbers
- The main voltage in Italy is 220 V, 50 Hz. Sockets typically mate with the "europlug" (the CEE 7/16 plug, ungrounded and with two round prongs).
Free numbers from any telephone, including cellular phones:
- 112 Carabinieri
- 113 Police
- 115 Fire Department (Vigili del Fuoco)
- 118 First Aid ambulance