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The main production of Alatri countryside is that of broccoli, the popular name is Broccoletto, a green vegetable with a slightly bitter aftertaste that is served as a side dish. It is boiled and then fried lightly in the pan with oil, garlic and chilli.

The cultivation of this vegetable seems to have been originated by reasons of health benefits as among the properties of broccoli is to alleviate disorders of goiter, an endogenous disease of the population of the Sacco Valley.




Traveller's Guide to Italy