Truffle Festival of San Martino

A party to taste the summer truffle and to celebrate the local tradition of going in the woods with pigs to look for truffles for the festive days at Petrella Salto. A tasting that involves all residents with dishes made with truffles, starting from bruschetta. Live music and the traditional Read more…

Truffle Festival

The festival is organized by the Civic Association of San Martino along with all the residents and held during the summer holidays. Meals are made exclusively with fresh products and a special menu is based on truffles.

Museum of Santa Filippa Mareri

The Museum of “Santa Filippa Mareri” shows part of the exhibits, documents and records of the ancient Monastery of San Pietro de Molito, founded by the Baroness Saint in 1228 and abandoned in 1940 because it was submerged with the village St. Peter, by the artificial Salto lake. The ancient Read more…

Fortress of Petrella

The Fortress has become famous for two acts of violence. In 1511 the Count Gianfrancesco Mareri had not met the promise of a dowry to Giacomo Facchini who had married his natural daughter. For this reason the son retaliated and entered the fortress with more than two hundred armed men, Read more…

Baronial Palace

The baronial palace, also called the Lower Palace, was built in the fourteenth century by Mareri. In 1532 the building was sold, along with the village, to Cardinal Pompeo Colonna, and in 1662 to Maffeo Barberini. It currently houses the public library, the Pro-Loco and some commercial activities. On a Read more…

Maoli Palace

Maoli Palace was built in the seventeenth century, together with the church of St. Andrew, by the merchant family, Novelli. The building is austere but elegant: the gates are chiselled in stone and the windows are framed by stone frames. Inside the courtyard there are three rows of round arches. Read more…

Guide of Petrella Salto

The name of this mountain town is derived from the Latin word ‘petra’ for stone and so the countryside is stony. In 1598 in Rocca di Petrella one of the most famous sixteenth-century crimes took place, the murder of Count Francesco Cenci, arranged by his daughter Beatrice. The earliest records Read more…

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