Festival of Middle Ages

Every August the attack on the castle of 1059 is commemorated when Nicholas II was attacked by the troops of the Crescenzi allied with the anti-pope Benedict X. Nicholas II was defended valiantly until the arrival of the troops of Roberto D’Altavilla who put the enemies to flight.  

Frittello Festival

In March in Roccantica the frittello is celebrated in all its forms. Traditional recipes and culinary innovations come together in the homonymous festival over a weekend full of fear. From sweet to savory, so many ingredients will be the protagonists, which are prepared by the expert hands of local associations, Read more…

Hermitage of San Leonardo

The hermitage is a set in a natural cave chapel that housed the hermit San Leonardo. It looks like a small building, half in and half out of the cave, and you recognize the remains of a fresco. An underground spring creates a small pool of water in the cave.

Tower of Nicholas II

The Tower of Nicholas II was built with a bull issued by Pope John XXIII in November 970 and it represents the nucleus of a Castrum. The tower is all that remains of the triple ring of walls that surrounded the town. The name comes from the pope, who stayed Read more…

Roman Seminary

The seminary dates back to 1454 and was built by Orsini as a convent of the Reformed Franciscans with the approval of Pope Nicholas V. Here saints like Brother Carlo of Sezze and Father Martino da Guzman have gathered. In this place the seminarian Angelo Roncalli studied, before he became Read more…

Guide of Roccantica

Like many centres of Sabina, Roccantica started life as a Roman villa. Strabo describes it as rich in olive groves, vineyards and woods. At the fall of the empire the populations, fleeing from invasion, sought protection in the Abbey of Farfa and sheltered in various fortified castrum in high places. Read more…

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