Affile. Cesanese

The first cultivation of the Cesanese vine dates back to the Roman colony when vast hilly areas around Affile were stripped of trees to plant the vines. The term means Cesanese wine produced in “caesae”, i.e. “places they cut trees.” The coat of arms of Affile is just a branch Read more…

Affile. Organ Builders

From the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, Affile had a reputation for two families of organ builders. The Catarinozzi and Spadari designed and built the organs for the Abbey of Montecassino, Sant’Anna of the Lombardi family in Naples, the cathedral of Anagni, Sora cathedral and the church of Santa Maria in Read more…

Guide of Affile

Affile is located in the mountains overlooking the Aniene Valley and its ancient past is demonstrated by a section of polygonal walls. During the Roman period it was divided into ‘centurie’ (probably plots of land of 100 Herediae) entrusted to individuals. The arrangement of the centre is made interesting by Read more…

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