The Carnival of Pontecorvo

The Carnival of Pontecorvo was founded in 1952. The story has it that in that year some Pontocorvians visiting Naples bought a papier-mâché doll that depicted a giant elephant called Alicandro, who was the protagonist of the first parade of allegorical floats of 1952. Since then the carnival celebrations have Read more…

Rock in Pontecorvo

Rock in Pontecorvo is a music festival born in 2015 to promote good music in Ciociaria and create aggregation and fun. Metal, rock and funk: this is the only dilemma allowed for Rock in Pontecorvo, a show that every year offers a line up that can move even the zombies. Read more…

Saltarello, dance of life

Saltarello is life. It is a dance of life, of liberation, of challenge. Saltarello contains a world of messages, proposals, waste, gambling, outburst, union and jealousy. Saltarello is an ancient dance. They danced almost always outdoors, on the farmyards, after intense working days in the harvest, in the wheat harvest Read more…

Pepper Pontecorvo IGP

The Pontecorvo Pepper is first mentioned in 1830 in a booklet which listed horticultural crops, when the Principality of Pontecorvo was in the domain of the Holy See. In 1889, with the formation of the Agricultural Consortium, pepper cultivation had a remarkable development to become one of the main resources Read more…

Camele

The second weekend of May, a festival is held in memory of the peasant Giovanni Mele called ‘Camele’, who was saved from the temptations of the devil by the intervention of San Giovanni. Two life-size puppets are constructed of cardboard representing the devil and the farmer. The two puppets parade Read more…

Civic Museum

The museum contains archaeological finds from the Roman and medieval period discovered in the district: coins, bones, pottery, inscriptions, carved marble. The ethnographic section is dedicated to the local crafts: ceramics, processing of cane, reconstruction of rural culture environments, popular beliefs and traditional events.

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