Asparagus Festival

In April Ascrea celebrates the king vegetable of spring with the Asparagus Festival. A day to enjoy it in all its forms and typical preparations of the Sabine territory, in the omelette, alone or accompanied by a tasty focaccia. A weekend to rediscover the culinary traditions of the province of Read more…

Festival of the Red Cicolano Chestnut

The day of Ognissanti, Ascrea celebrates its most delicious fruit: the famous red chestnut from Cicolano, typical of the Valle del Salto and Cicolano area. A beautiful territory characterized by chestnut woods like the suggestive Bosco dell’Obito. Although traces of chestnuts have been found in graves of the Bronze Age, Read more…

Chick peas

Chick peas are a legume widely cultivated for its nutritional properties. Its shape, a seed of globular form of beige colour, is reminiscent of a ram’s head, hence the name ‘arietum’. Chickpeas have been for years the nutrition energy base of rural households.  

Porcini mushrooms

The ancient Romans called it “suillus” (pig) for its solid appearance. The different parts of porcini mushrooms are cooked in different ways: the less noble parts are fried or used for oil or vinegar preserves. While the ‘cappelle’, and upper parts, are cooked on a griddle or in a frying Read more…

Church of St. Nicholas of Bari

The church dates from 1252 and inside you can admire some interesting paintings depicting the Madonna of the Rosary and St. Nicholas. During the work of the Church restructuring, paintings and triptychs were found including a beautiful fresco, dating back to 1500, depicting four figures: San Nicola, the Madonna and Read more…

Guide of Ascrea

Ascrea is built on the slopes of Mount Philo, about 750 meters above sea level and has an excellent view of the valley and the lake of Turano. The town was founded during the eleventh century around a fortified place under the protection of the Lords of Collalto. Local people Read more…

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