Pangiallo and Polenta Festival

On December 8th in Riano the Immacolata is celebrated with a festival dedicated to two main dishes of winter and Christmas: polenta and pangiallo. The pangiallo is a typical dessert of central Italy made with dried fruit, honey, candied fruit and chocolate for gourmands.

Panonta Festival

At the end of July in Riano the Panonta Festival takes place. The Panonta is a typical central Italian dish: bread anointed with oil of frying bacon (or pork cheek), or golden fried (with egg) and salted cod.

The old Procoio Tower

Between the Via Flaminia and Tiberina are many towers like those of old and new Procoio. Over the centuries an impressive number of quarries has swallowed up settlements, necropolis, castles and watchtowers. In Procoio estate two important watchtowers, placed on parallel hills, are preserved. This estate belonged in the Middle Read more…


The ecumenical town of Taddeide is housed in a convent built in 1592 by the Capuchin Friars. The convent was founded on a hill as a place of prayer: here St. Francis made his final ‘pit stop’ when he went from Assisi to Rome to meet the pope.

Immaculate Conception Church

The church dates from 1490 and was built by the Benedictine monks of St. Paul Outside the Walls. It was then renovated and expanded in 1738 by Francesco Maria Ruspoli. It is a simple construction with a fifteenth-century door framed by marble. The church has a nave and the altar Read more…

Ruspoli Castle

The castle is located on top of the hill on the rock and today its courtyard is the main square of the village. It has a square plan and three round towers with slit openings. On the ground floor is the chapel which houses paintings of the Zuccari. There are Read more…

Guide of Riano

Riano is located between Via Flaminia and Via Tiberina, along the Tiber river valley. Riano belonged to the Etruscans and then the Romans when it was conquered. A colony of Legionaries from the Illyrian or Dalmatian regions settled there. From this comes perhaps the ancient name of Rascianum, Ruscia was Read more…