Sagne e Fagioli

Sagra ‘elle sagne ‘e farre’

In Licenza during the month of October the Sagne, a  traditional home-made pasta is celebrated served during the Sagra “elle sagne ‘e farre“, which in the local dialect means’ wide fettuccine made with spelled flour. It is what was once the ‘Pranzar dei Legionari’, which mainly fed on spelled. A way Read more…

Golden Eagle

The area of ​​Mount Pellecchia hosts one of the last pairs of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) who still live in Lazio. Among the 19 species of birds of prey that nest in Italy, the golden eagle has always been represented as a symbol of strength, elegance and freedom. The nesting Read more…

Antiquarium

Palazzo Orsini is also the seat of the Antiquarium, which mainly collects material from excavations in the Villa of Horace. The museum displays pieces of frescoes, small animal sculptures, mosaics, vases, small terracotta objects, lamps, keys, surgical instruments, bricks with trademarks, large tiles, architectural and sculptural fragments.

Villa of Horace

At the base of Colle Rotondo (perhaps The Mons Lucretilis Oraziano) are the remains of the Villa of Ozi of Horace in Sabina that the poet had described accurately. The villa had been given by Maecenas in 33 BC. The clues that they did it are identified as: the proximity Read more…

Orsini Palace

The palace is located in the centre of the town, and was generated by transformation of the original castle. The first building, in fact, dates back to the thirteenth century with the beginning of the rule of the Orsini. One can recognise the monumental tower, the oldest part, and the Read more…

Guide of Licenza

Its name is linked to that of the river that runs near the village, the Licenza. Both were originally called Dicentia, having been cited in the Epistles of Horace, and connected to the Indo-European root ‘Dheig’ meaning ’embankment, levee’. Here was the villa donated by Maecenas to the poet Horace, Read more…

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