Cacione

The Cacione of Civitella San Paolo is a sweet prepared on the occasion of the Christmas holidays. It is a kind of panzerotto (ravioli-shaped) pasta in a crescent shape, stuffed with pumpkin pulp, sugar, almonds and toasted hazelnuts, cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla, liquor and natural flavours.

Festival of Baskets

The Festival of Baskets is one of the oldest events that has been taking place without interruption since ancient Rome and has became, over the centuries, also a Christian tradition. The festival gives thanks for the arrival of spring and young ‘bearers’ march in procession wearing peasant costumes and large Read more…

St. Scholastica Monastery

The monastery of St. Scholastica is named after the twin sister of St. Benedict and is run by a community of Benedictine nuns. Inside are the typical elements of the monastery: a church, a cloister and library with 20,000 volumes. The library was a characteristic feature of the Benedictines who Read more…

Church of San Lorenzo

The church of San Lorenzo (and Santa Maria del Soccorso) is the oldest in the area and had been built on the ruins, and with the materials, of a Roman villa. The church dates back to the X-XI century and originally consisted of a single room with an apse covered Read more…

Porta Capena

When the circuit of the walls was extended, “Porta Capena” was built which was the only driveway gate to the village. The door has a simple Renaissance role and, in case of attack, the guards could quickly reach the castle. The gate has an ornament of 1800 in the form Read more…

Town Walls

Civitella San Paolo has the characteristic of being surrounded by three concentric series of walls. The oldest and best preserved, can be recognized near the Porta Capena. The second circle of walls dating from the thirteenth century corresponds to the oldest part of the village. These were punctuated by a Read more…

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