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On November 23rd we celebrate Santa Felicita, the patron saint of Affile, a small village in the Affilani mountains that dominates the Aniene Valley and is particularly famous among wine lovers for its tasty Cesanese di Affile productions.

Next to the religious celebrations and the procession along the aunts of the ancient village with the statue of the saint accompanied by the band, the party continues with a local gastronomic peculiarity: the fallone.

The fallone can be described as a closed white pizza, which takes the form of a semicircle, which is filled in various ways. In Rome it is known as ‘calzone’ and was produced with what remained of the bread dough.

The stuffing par excellence is the one with broccoli and sausage, often spicy because it is sautéed with garlic, oil and chilli.


Traveller's Guide to Italy