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An exposition of ‘expressive hypotheses’ takes place in Cantalupo every year during the first week of September. The streets of the Sabine village are filled with artists: each street is dedicated to one of the arts and for each door or wall or square there is an artist who performs. Read more…

Chick Peas (Ceci)

Another example of the value of Cantalupo is the cultivation of chick peas, a legume with globular shaped seeds and beige biturzoluta (knobbly cover). The seed is reminiscent of the ram’s head, hence the name arietum (Latin: ram). Chick peas are always cultivated for their protein crucial to the diet.

Cantaloupe Melon

The cantaloupe melon is a variety of melon ‘cantalupensis or cantalupio’ group, of medium size, smooth, yellow-orange flesh. It is so named because originally it was brought by Asian missionaries to the papal castle at Cantalupo.    

Cantaloupe Melon Festival

During the month of August, Cantalupo hosts the “Cantaloupe Melon Festival”. The famous fruit gets its name from the town where, in the fifteenth century, it was introduced by missionaries from Asian countries. In the beginning the melon was small and more bitter tasting and was eaten with pepper and Read more…

Tulliano Archaeological Complex

In the archaeological complex of Tulliano, located between Cantalupo in Sabina and Flints, there are the remains of a “rustic villa” of Hadrian belonging, according to common opinion, to Cicero. The villa extended over an area of two hectares on the whole hill of Tulliano and included a spa area, Read more…

Church of San Biagio

The church of San Biagio Outside the Walls and the Convent of the Carmelites are about 1km away from the historic center. The church has a gabled façade in Baroque style, adorned with giant pillars of the Doric order. The central door is dominated by a large rectangular window that Read more…

Church of Saint Adamo

The Church of Sant’Adamo, near the banks of Calentino River, is located on one of the first habituated areas that gave rise to the Cantalupo Castle. It is considered one of the oldest and, since that time, it was the place for the goods and cattle fair. Around the church Read more…

Palazzo Camuccini

Around the sixteenth century, Cardinal Pierdonato Cesi, bishop of Narni, built Camuccini Palace on the ruins of the Castle of St. Eustace and Savelli. The facade of the palace looks like a sixteenth-century portico with two superimposed levels, a portico and a loggia. The pillars have Doric and Ionic decorations. Read more…

Porta Maggiore

Porta Maggiore, known also as Porta Dell’ Orologio (Clock Gate), is the main entrabce to the town. On the door are two statues dedicated to Mercury, on the left, and Minerva, on the right, commonly known as “Bammocci” (boys). The two statues of the sixteenth century, each 1.2 m high, Read more…

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