Christmas markets

On the second Sunday of December the streets of Borgo Velino are filled with Christmas markets. Special attention to the food stands offering products from the areas hit by the earthquake.  

Feast of San Dionigi

A special party joins Borgo Velino with Paris, the celebration of San Dionigi patron of both cities. San Dionigi is a martyr of the III century after Christ, famous for his rejection of pagan religion. Dionigi as a young man decides to embark on an ecclesiastical career and deepens his Read more…

Festival of the Antrodoco Chestnut

The chestnut has always characterized the diet of the inhabitants of the Velino Valley, since the Norman invasion of the twelfth century. There have been planted new crops of fruit chestnut trees that had been abandoned during the industrialization. In the 1970s a producers’ cooperative has relaunched the cultivation of Read more…

Living Tresette

On August 20, there is the traditional game of Living Tressette that has been held since 1971 and is followed by spectators from all over Italy. It is the living representation of the final hand of the tressette tournament that every year is organized for the occasion. The 40 cards Read more…

Civic Museum

The museum includes a nature section, dedicated to the plants and herbs of the valley of Velino, an ethnographic section, with work-related objects and tools from the farm life, and an artistic section, including some works of the local area.  

Ninfeo Flavian

In this area there were many villas from the period of Imperial Rome, attended by senators and even by the emperors. In the public gardens of the village, you can admire the remains of a monumental nymphaeum belonging to a Roman villa. This villa welcomed the imperial Flavian dynasty that Read more…

Church of St. Anthony

The church of Saints Dionysius, Rustico and Eleuterio is also known as Saint Anthony. The building, just outside the town on the left bank of the river Velino, dates from the twelfth century and is built over the remains of a Roman temple dedicated to Diana, goddess of hunting. In Read more…

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