Arnara. Castle

The castle was erected on the ruins of the Lombard Tower. The construction of the Keep occurred in the eleventh century. Four centuries later a series of square towers and a round tower were erected. The square towers were incorporated into the houses and the round tower became part of Read more…

Sagne e Fagioli

Arpino. Sagne and beans

Sagne and beans is one of the typical dishes of the Ciociaria and Arpino are prepared with a sauce made with cannellini beans, tomatoes and rind. Sagne is a fresh pasta made with water, flour and salt and cut in the approximate shape of an “olive leaf”. Sometimes ruschi (wild Read more…

Guide of Arnara

According to some studies the name Arnara derives from the Lombard Arnhari, Latinized into Arnarius. Others say the name comes from “Arnaro” meaning “closed place” as a cave or a hollow in the earth. According to Suetonius, the Roman settlement was founded when Caesar distributed the land among his 20,000 veterans. Read more…

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