There wasn’t much in Fregene, a seaside town 40 kilometers from Rome, until renowned director Frederico Fellini discovered it while filming The White Sheik. Charmed by the windswept location, he established a get-away villa, bringing along a who’s who of Italian 60s’ glitterati. Ignazio Mastino, who owned the beach, capitalized on the new arrivals with a restaurant in a pretty, white cottage. Ever since, he’s profited from a reputation for succulent seafood dishes like crostini with mini clams and octopus with balsamic vinegar. A walk on the adjacent beach is the best dessert.
Busses to Fregene leave from the terminal next to Cornelia metro stop in Rome. The journey takes about 35 minutes and tickets can be purchased at most tabacchi shops.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
Cuisine Type:: Seafood