Tenuta di Pietra Porzia in Frascati
The dwelling is part of the Tenuta di Pietra Porzia, 47 hectares single body a screw e olive in the area of Frascati.
The company is a large amphitheater located in what was once the Lake Regillo, has been property of for centuries Marco Porzio Catone (hence his name) then gods Column e Bourgeois (feudal lords of the area) to be finally sold in 1714 to apostolic chamber and from about a century ai Giulini which gave it its current layout with the long avenue of cypresses and the villa national monument in pure style post-modern.
From the villa there is a spectacular landscape that goes from Rome ai Castelli Romani, to the mountains of Sabina, to the expanse of the vineyards that surround the winery and the company's mill, in the basement of the cellar are spectacular caves excavated in the tuff excavated in Roman times.
The whole estate is subject to a total landscape constraint as it is one of the very few still intact landscapes of the Castelli Romani.
The villa and the adjoining 19th century guest house have been transformed into farmhouse with 12 rooms with bathroom, pool, typical restaurant, a large living room that opens onto the garden, in absolute silence.
The history of the Tenuta di Pietra Porzia
In 496 BC., in a large amphitheater with the center in the Lake Regillo, Romans and Latins face each other in a tough way battle; at the decisive moment they come down from the sky dioscuri, twin sons of Jupiter, and lead the Romans to victory.
The theater of battle is today the Tenuta di Pietra Porzia, a river in the center of the property is reminiscent of the ancient lake, the cave with long corridors dug perhaps 2000 years ago, testifies to an agricultural tradition that in 1714 saw the company divided between the papal properties of Clement XI and the principles Column e Bourgeois. The date of the 1892 engraved in the bricks recalls the birth of the modern winery that replaces the ancient excavated in the Roman tuff.
With the grandfather of the current owners, the Giulini, the company, 48 single-bodied hectares, takes its current appearance with the large vineyard and olive grove in the upper part of the amphitheater. THE 37 hectares of vineyards they are planted in Malvasia of Lazio e Candia, Trebbiano Toscano, Greco e Bombino, used in the Frascati doc, Montepulciano, Merlot e Lecinaro for the Castelli Romani Rosso.
11 hectares are planted in Frantoio, Leccino and Moraiolo and the local Carboncella variety for theextra-virgin olive oil.
In the 1945, a villa that today is a historic residence, is built by the architect Luccichenti in a dominant position with a breathtaking view, which ranges from Rome to Tivoli, to the Castelli Romani, Monteporzio and Frascati.
Services: charming farmhouse, wedding locations and events in Frascati, Castelli Romani
The Tenuta di Pietra Porzia is an ideal location for organizing private events and weddings in the area of the Castelli Romani just a few steps from Rome.
Prices: on request starting from € 65,00 per person
Company events: on request
Other events: on request
Visits to the vineyards and the Roman cellar
The ancient cellar is formed by a succession of galleries, for a development of 400 m, excavated in the tuff at 10 m of depth, in Roman times. In the galleries of the niches there were 120 barrels from 10 quintali each. Thanks to a careful restoration, the cellar is now used for visits and tastings.
Prices for visits and tastings
Visit to the vineyards, to the ancient cellar of the Roman period in the cave, to the modern cellar with tasting of 2 wines with bruschetta: € 15,00 per person (minimum 10 people) - € 25,00 per person (for groups of less than 10 people)
Places of interest nearby:
Frascati (5 km), Grottaferrata (10 km), Tivoli, Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana (15 km), Rome (18 km), Valmontone Outlet (26 km from the farmhouse on the highway)