Formello in Art

In March in Formello there is an enchanting art exhibition inside the homonymous Palazzo Chigi, which hosts more than 50 artists in their rooms to showcase works of art from all over Italy, with the help and participation of the students of the nearby art high schools. An event created Read more…

Formellese Carnival

In March in Formello we celebrate the carnival with joy and a sea of ​​activities for adults and children. The day begins with the traditional parade of allegorical floats and groups of masked figures gathered to celebrate one of the craziest parties ever.

FormelloJazz Festival

The music in the centre of Formello in July is FormelloJazz Festival that offers some magical musical evenings that seek flair and good weather on summer nights. Every summer the Jazz Week in Formello is filled with faces that like this kind of music, linking its rhythm to swing and Read more…

‘Stracci’ Formello

The ‘stracci’ (translate ‘rags’) look like cannelloni, and are rolled dough containing a filling of meat sauce, or gravy meat. The pasta, however, is done with the omelettes and flour. The name probably derives from the fact that, by serving the portions, the compound will “waste”, i.e. break into many Read more…

Tart ‘Porsaraghi’

The Porsaraghi are a fruit similar to the crab apple, but with smaller and sweeter fruits. The name is used mainly in areas north of Rome (Formello, Morley, Sacrofano). The porsaraghi tart is a traditional dish during Pentecost.

Civic Museum

The museum is located in Palazzo Chigi, and collects its materials from the territory of the municipality in a period from the ninth century BC to the fifteenth century AD. Among the materials exhibited is a bronze basin of the late seventh century BC and two statues in white marble, Read more…

Valleys of Sorbo

The valleys of Sorbo fall within the Vejo Park, in an area crossed by the river Crèmera characterized by expressive tufa valleys typical of the Roman countryside. Cattle and horses graze in the open countryside. The Cremera river is dammed at the ancient Mola (a water mill now in ruins), Read more…

Church of San Michele Arcangelo

The church of San Michele Arcangelo (or Sant’Angelo) was mentioned for the first time in 1236. The simple façade has a central portal from the sixteenth century. The interior of the church, now deconsecrated, has a single nave, with frescoed apse. It was re-opened on the occasion of the Jubilee Read more…

Church of San Lorenzo

The church of San Lorenzo, perhaps dates from the tenth century when it was a simple single-nave building. In the fifteenth century two side aisles were added as well as a bell tower in front of the right side at the central entrance portal which was walled. In the left Read more…

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