Roman artichoke

The Roman artichoke is also called “cimarolo” or “violet”. It has a spherical shape, is compact and has no thorns. It is harvested from February to May, and is widely used in the preparation of dishes such as Jewish artichokes, Roman, matticella ….

Living Nativity

During the Christmas season, Ladispoli comes alive with a ‘Living Nativity’ in the woods of Palo. The event is very impressive and takes place on 25 and 26 December, and is repeated on 1st and 6th January.  

Roman Artichoke Festival

In April in Ladispoli takes place the Roman Artichoke Festival (“Sagra del Carciofo Romanesco”). Three days of tastings and fun, discovering one of the typical products of the town of Ladispoli: the artichoke! Raw, cooked and stewed, a weekend to taste the “king of vegetables” in all its forms, thanks Read more…

Blessing of the animals

On 17 January in Piazza Rossellini is the day of the traditional ‘Blessing of the animals’ being the day dedicated to Saint Anthony, one of the first Christian martyrs and protector of animals. The event is organized by the church of Santa Maria del Rosario.  

Black beach

The Ladispoli black sand, clearly of volcanic origin, is known for its healing properties as it can relieve joint pain. The sandbaths are still much used and their effectiveness in the treatment of pain is due to the iron content in the sand that, in addition to grant the characteristic Read more…

La Posta Vecchia (Old Post)

La Posta Vecchia is a seventeenth-century coaching inn on the sea surrounded by a beautiful Italian garden. It was built on the remains of a magnificent Roman villa that was discovered from the work of renovation in 1966. Today it is a prestigious hotel.