Arlena di Castro. Hazel Romana DOP

The “Nocchie”, hazelnuts, are part of the Mediterranean diet and are the basis of many desserts such as “tozzetti”, the “ossetti da morto”, the “brutti ma buoni”, the “mostaccioli” in donuts and meringues, but also for meat dishes such as rabbit stew. Their consumption dates back to pre-Roman times and Read more…

Arlena di Castro. Church of San Rocco

In Arlena di Castro, the church has a sixteenth aspect and inside you’ll find some eighteenth-century frescoes depicting the Madonna of the Rosary and the Holy Trinity. You can see traces of seventeenth-century frescoes also in the underlying Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre Chapel.

Guide of Arlena di Castro

The area was frequented by the Etruscans and, according to some experts, was the place of settlement of Contenebra. Its name has Etruscan origins and comes from the personal name AR (U) LENA. The Etruscan center was destroyed by the Romans during the conquest of Tuscia and the inhabitants who Read more…