The glory that was Rome’s other wine
Italy’s fragmented modern history means we know far less about the very impressive Frascati than we should
One of the drawbacks of being the greatest empire the world had ever known was being under constant pressure to demonstrate just how triumphant you are.
This means that your cities are filled with goods and wealth from across your empire, rather than from the local producer, and your merchant heroes are not local farmers but importers.
Just listen to today’s tour guides across Rome and the Lazio region that surrounds Rome. All they talk...
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