Carnival in Capena

In February Capena celebrates Carnival in style with a variety of shows organized by the Pro Loco of Capena as the inevitable parade of allegorical floats and groups masked through the streets of the town. There are food stands and local handicrafts throughout the day to cheer all visitors and Read more…

Vendemmiale (Harvest) Capena

The first weekend of October, the center of Capena is covered by allegorical floats with figures dressed in traditional clothes and music for the Grape festival also known as the Vendemmiale. It is one of the most ancient and heartfelt festivals in Lazio and is dedicated to both wine and Read more…

Capena DOC wine

Bianco Capena, recognized since 1975, is a wine made from Malvasia del Lazio, Trebbiano Toscano, Bellone and Bombino grapes. The colour is straw yellow with golden shades and green highlights. The aroma is slightly aromatic, fine, distinctive. The grapes shall have been produced in the territory of Capena and in Read more…

Historia Capenatium

In the first week of July, in the city centre there is the Historical Re-enactment that traces the history of Fortebraccio, soldier of fortune who in 1433 moved against Rome. The pope then called to arms by all papal areas including 25 people from Leprignano. To choose these 25 brave Read more…

Grape Festival

Since 1927 in Capena every year the Grape Festival has been held to celebrate this vine brought by the Etruscans in Italy. During the ‘Vendemmiale’, or Grape Festival, the country is festooned with garlands of laurel and the streets are lined by floats.

Orologio

The Leprignano clock was originally in the bell tower of the church in the medieval village and was placed on the tower in the 1700s. It functions still today with a mechanism of weights of the type known as “alla romana”: the division of time is not in 12 hours Read more…

Columbarium

The Colombarium were a type of burial used during the Roman Empire (but already in use by the Etruscans) and consisted of underground rooms with many niches for storing urns. The columbarium of Capena, called “Old Pharmacy”, dates back to the second century BC and consists of four upper chambers Read more…

Acropolis of Ancient Capena

The archaeological area of ​​the hill ‘Civitucola’ is difficult to access, surrounded by two ditches. In the excavations parts of the walls were brought to light with one of the two gateways to the city, remains of buildings and hydraulic works. A stretch of Roman road was identified that connected Read more…

Museum Clock Tower

The Museum ‘Clock’ tower, dedicated to medieval archeology, is a seventeenth-century building on four levels: the first level is a water tank which, through a seventeenth pipeline, even feeds a public fountain. The second floor houses the clock mechanism and that is weights still in operation. The third and fourth Read more…

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