In the second week of August in Acquafondata, in the locality of Casalcassinese, there is the Maccheroni Festival, founded decades after the success of the Gnocchi Festival. A party that every year is a huge success. On the day of the festival the main square, the streets of the historic Read more…
The Scius of Acquafondata are donuts made with bread dough that are fried and eaten hot. Traditionally they were prepared for the New Year in Acquafondata.
Pastiera is a Neapolitan tart. Like all the countries that once belonged to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Acquafondata preserves some of the culinary traditions of Naples such as the preparation of the rice tart at Easter.
Polenta from Acquafondata grown corn has been for centuries one of the dishes with which the population has been fed. Polenta is seasoned with turnips and with a pork-based sauce.
The Acquafondata band was founded at the end of the nineteenth century and it performed during the inauguration tour of Vittorio Emanuele II who stopped at Roccasecca on his trip to Caserta. On this occasion he received the honours from Queen Margherita of Savoy and the royals authorised the construction Read more…
In the town of Acquafondata, on July 16th and August 28th the Madonna del Carmine or Carmelo is celebrated with impressive torchlight descents from the Santuario del Carmine of Acquafondata. July 16, 1841 is the day when the Madonna appeared to Nicolina Carcillo and had reproached her not being in Read more…
On June 13 in Casalcassinese, the village near Acquafondata, their patron Saint Anthony of Padua is celebrated with a solemn mass, the traditional blessing of the loaves and a procession that goes through all the communities of the village.
On August 29 in Acquafondata the patron Saint John is celebrated with a great solemn mass and a procession carrying the eighteenth-century wooden statue of the saint.
In the hamlet of Casalcassinese in Acquafondata there is an Old Fountain from which spring water emerges, which is conveyed into a stone vessel. This had been channeled by the Benedictines already in the eleventh century.
Acquafondata is located in the middle of a pristine mountain territory that has been chosen by the Forest Guard to build its tree nursery. Forest Nursery is located near the picturesque “Cardito lake” which is well known by all sport fishing enthusiasts.