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Rocca di papa Events & News

CHESTNUT FESTIVAL
date: 14-15-16 Ottobre

Held every year since 1979 on the third Sunday of October. The festival is dedicated to the typical local chestnut, called Rocchicianella, small size and sweet taste and produced in more than 2000 hectares of chestnut trees, it is one of greatest boast of the city. The festivities include exhibitions, concerts  crafts  folklore and food stands  where you can taste the excellent roasted chestnuts and the good local wine  Since 1998 on this occasion is also organized one of the most important chess tournaments in Italy.
 

MANGIALONGA
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During the summer there is the non-competitive walk through woods and archaeological sites of the City, for a 7 km long route. During the long walk stops are planned repeatedly where you are offered the typical local products: pork, cold cuts, bakery products and wine of the Castel.
 

PATRON SAINT DAY
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This Holyday is the 4th of November, but , as decided in the nineteenth century to not make coincide the celebration with the period of harvest,  this holiday is celebrated during the first week of July where citizens are engaged in the celebrations of the patron saint of Rocca di Papa. For the occasion there are concerts, popular games, markets and fireworks.
 

FEAST OF PIZZA
date: 29-30-31 LUGLIO

Pizza is the real queen of the evening. Wise and acrobatic hands prepare pizzas for all tastes accompanied by cabaret and music. 

FEAST OF SANTA MARIA ASSUNTA
date: 15 Agosto

In August the 15th  is celebrated the Virgin; Mass is accompanied by concerts, folklore and food stands events.

FESTIVAL BEAN
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In late August, the festival takes place in the village of Vivaro and offers the opportunity to residents and not to have fun and get together between local cuisine, wine, music and shows.
 
 

"RIEVOCAZIONE CRONOSCALATA VERMICINO-ROCCA DI PAPA"
date: 11 Settembre

OBSERVATORY OF GEODYNAMICS
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It enjoys a scenic location, at the top of the town, overlooking entirely. It is housed in the Observatory of Geodynamics seat. Built in 1886 at the behest of Michele Stefano Rossi, one of the fathers of modern seismology.
 

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FORTEZZA
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Fortezza is situated at the highest point of the residential area, at 753 metres above sea level. During the nineteenth century it was used as an experiment centre by Guglielmo Marconi and Michele Stefano De Rossi. During the earlies 2000 important archaeological works on the site have been launched, making discover the old base and the archaeological site has been opened to the public. From the Fortezza you can enjoy a 180-degree view from Pontine Islands to Argentario Mount. Rome, in the middle, complete this beautiful picture.

VIA SACRA
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In the green woods surrounding Rocca di Papa, you can find the Via Sacra, built in the seventh century BC, brought to the temple of Jupiter in the  Monte Cavo. The road started at the twelfth mile of the Via Appia and along the shores of Lake Albano, climbed up to the Temple. Here, every year, the people of the Latin League gathered to celebrate the Feriae Latinae, religious festivals dedicated to Jupiter Latiaris, to who was sacrificed a white bull. The width of the road, still intact in some places, was 2.60 meters. Outside of the street you can see the " crepidines ", stone pavement of lava stone .

LOGGETTA
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Loggetta, located on Mount Cavo, is a particular terrace on Via Sacra. From it you can see at the same time both of the lakes of Albano and Nemi.
 

SANCTUARY OF MADONNA DEL TUFO
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Just 400 meters far from the hotel, along the peripheral road on Via dei Laghi, is the Sanctuary of Madonna del Tufo, built in the early Sixteenth Century to commemorate a miracle attributed to the Virgin Mary.
 
 

CHURCH OF CROCIFIED
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Located just a few steps far from the Assumption Parish Church, the Church of the Crucified is a small religious building, the first built in the city in the twelfth century, and in which Saint Carlo Borromeo was proclaimed patron of the city.

CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA ASSUNTA
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The Church of Santa Maria Assunta is the main church of Rocca di Papa and represents one of the greatest examples of neoclassical architecture of the Castelli Romani. It hosts artistic works of great value, some dating back to the fifteenth century.