Chestnut Festival

The All Saints festival is the perfect occasion for the Festa della Castagna in Riofreddo, a long bridge to celebrate the fruit of autumn. On the mountains overlooking Abruzzo, Riofreddo owes its name to the freshness of the waters. Here, the great composer Gaetano Doninzetti found inspiration and wrote the Read more…

In Vino Veritas

A festival dedicated to wine and tastings of typical dishes: this is In Vino Veritas in Riofreddo, a village that takes its name from its waters. Different types of wine from the Lazio region and a menu that includes traditional dishes such as pappardelle with wild boar and mushrooms, kebabs Read more…

Festival of Sagnozzi

A summer festival dedicated to the ‘sagnozzi’, the typical long pasta with water, salt and flour typical of central Italy. A strictly handmade pasta with excellent tomato sauce but also with cacio e pepe or truffle, which can be found in the nearby woods. Riofreddo is the country where famous Read more…

Cioncone Bean

The Cioncone bean is traditionally grown in hilly places and valley near springs with a microclimate of high humidity that, even at night and in winter cold, is persistent. At Riofreddo the bean was introduced after World War II. The Cioncone bean has an ovoid shape, a hazelnut-beige colour and Read more…

Riofreddo Castle

The castle was built on a former outpost of the Roman era that dominated the Via Tiburtina Valeria. Its history is characterized by disputes between different families and for centuries was the property of the Colonna family. For a short period of about 11 years, Pope Boniface VIII gave the Read more…

Guide of Riofreddo

Riofreddo was founded around a Roman fort on the ancient Via Tiburtina Valeria (which led from Rome to Abruzzo) and its ‘Rivus Frigidu’ name was due to the freshness of the river that runs alongside it. Its history is sunk deep in the past and in a necropolis of the Read more…

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