Farro

The cultivation of barley, which in ancient times was the most popular cereal in the West, is still grown in the mountainous areas of Posta. The grain whole or ground is the main ingredient in many local dishes.

Our Lady of the Snows

In August, an “obsequious bull” kneels before the statue of the Madonna during the celebrations in honour of Santa Maria della Neve (Our Lady of the Snows). According to tradition, on August 5th of 352 AD, Pope Liberius witnessed the miracle of the snowfall on the Esquiline Hill in Rome Read more…

Contemporary Posta

In some rooms of the convent of San Francesco, every year an exhibition of contemporary art is organised. Each year a theme is chosen to create an attractive contrast between the dark spaces of the building, dedicated to prayer and meditation, and the exuberant vitality of contemporary art.

Processional Cross

This small processional cross is today in the Civic Museum of Rieti. It comes from the church of San Francesco, is painted in tempera on a gold background and is attributed to the Master of Fossa. On the back of the cross stands the figure of the “dying Christ Crucified” Read more…

Church San Felice

From an inscription carved on the entrance, the church dates back to 1300 and was rebuilt after it collapsed because of an earthquake that destroyed the town of Machialone. Before rebuilding their houses, the inhabitants were concerned to rebuild the church because, in that year, Pope Boniface VIII proclaimed the Read more…

Guide of Posta

Posta is crossed by the ancient consular road Via Salaria, as evidenced traits of the road layout, tombs, bas-reliefs and other archaeological finds typical of Roman roads. In Roman times here the toll dutywas collected her to allow passage along the so-called ‘Via del Sale’. The name derives from the Read more…

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