My friend T and I decided to check out Frascati. It's only a half hour train ride from Termini.
Trains leave from Track 15 (double check) which is a funky track hidden between tracks 14 and 16. Do not forget to validate your ticket. Tickets are 1.80 euros each way.
The area is known for its white wine and its porchetta. T said hers (from Leda, the Queen of Porchetta) was so good she would take the train just to buy some more from the vendor and then return to Rome.
During the summer Frascati is a popular destination for Romans escaping the heat and traffic of Rome.
Once you arrive, you walk up a long flight of stairs to reach the main piazza. The views are incredible.
The porchetta vendors are located in Piazza del Mercato. There's also a fruit stand, a bakery (with very yummy pastries), a chocolate shop and other places to eat. Things do close down for lunch...like the pastry shop.
My friend taking a photo.