Teverina Buskers

The village of Celleno comes alive with artists of the “Teverina Buskers”, the festival of street artists that has become one of the must-see stops for lovers of history and art of villages. For those who love living among the beauty of ancient villages, this is an original approach with Read more…

Vignola cherries IGP

The cherry crop in Vignola dates back to mid-nineteenth century as shown by mature trees growing in the vineyards. The two cultures have alternated for a time, but the cherry tree was more durable and suitable for the climate of the area. After World War II the production increased significantly Read more…

Cherry festival

In May, at cherry harvest time, there is a festival dedicated to this popular local fruit. The festival lasts three days and includes conferences and games like: the competition of ‘cherry pip spitting’ and the parade of masks.

Convent of Saint John the Baptist

The convent was built in 1610 following a Bull of Pope Paul V to the Reformed Fathers. It was enlarged in 1769 to accommodate up to 30 devotees. The monastery revolves around a richly frescoed cloister that has the characteristic monumental cistern for collecting rainwater. The church is adorned with Read more…

Ancient Celleno

Ancient Celleno was built on tufa rock, 350 meters high, between two streams which gradually flow towards the river Tiber. The tufa foundation where the village stands is unfortunately prone to slow erosion that is seriously endangering its stability. The village begins with the Orsini Castle surrounded by a moat. Read more…

Orsini Castle

From the Piazza del Comune the path goes up to the castle beyond a single-arched stone bridge. At the end of the bridge it crosses a beautiful portal and enters the castle where not all areas are open to visitors due to several landslides and subsidence. The original castle, the Read more…

Guide of Celleno

According to the Greek historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Celleno was founded by “Italo descendant of Oenotrus, in memory of his daughter Cilenia; many years before the siege of Troy.” In Greek mythology, Celeno was one of the three harpy  (female monster in the form of a bird with a human Read more…

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