Monte Porzio Catone is located on a hilly
area about 20 kilometres southeast of Rome, on the Alban Hills. Ever since a
fertile and ideal area for cultivation, the town rises on an area formed by a
small lateral cone of the Lazio Volcano that has given rise to all the surrounding
area of the Castelli Romani and it based on a block of tuffaceous material.
These are lands rich in minerals such as
potassium, phosphorus, sulfur and magnesium, lava rocks,
tuff and sand, very useful compounds for good drainage and absorption of water
and therefore for the fertility of soil.
Monte Porzio Catone is surrounded by chestnut woods implanted in the 18th century and protected within the Regional Park of Castelli Romani. Among the main activities of the town there is the winegrowing and wine production of Frascati's wine. In fact, the higher concentrations of wineries of the area of the Castelli Romani is in Monte Porzio Catone. The main wine produced is “Frascati”, which has become Docg for some years. The estate Poggio le Volpi is located in an area between the edges of Monte Porzio Catone and the roman countryside and is among the biggest companies of this area.