Bonfire of San Giuseppe

In March the town of Roccasecca dei Volsci celebrates San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) with great celebrations between sacred and profane. The day begins with the mass in honor of the Saint, to follow the solemn procession of his statue through the streets of the Pontine village. In the evening the Read more…

Church of Santa Croce

Santa Croce is a small seventeenth-century church with the classic sober style of the buildings for worship in the country. It has simple façade and an entrance door with two openings on the sides framed with stone slabs that can be reached through a flight of steps. There is a Read more…

War Memorial

The war memorial was built in 1960 and is a modern representation of the pains of war. The sculpture is divided into two parts: the lower one represents a fallen soldier, and the pain of those who fight, while the upper one represents women with children and the elderly, the Read more…

Massimo Baronial Palace

When the aggressions by invaders ended, many castles and medieval fortresses were turned into noble palaces and the towns took on a less defensive appearance. The baronial palace of Roccasecca was built in 1650 by Cardinal Carlo Camillo Massimo and is an impressive two-storey building with a turret on the Read more…

Maritata soup

This is a traditional old rich soup of leafy vegetables and meat that was cooked in a ‘pot ‘, a crock pot, on the fireplace. The name comes from the fact that meat and vegetables “marry” in the pot.

Festival of Caciottella

The second Sunday of September there is the “Festival of Caciottelle”, an event-market where the local shepherds put on sale their dairy products: caciottelle (soft cheese of sheep milk)  called “marzoline”, cheese from typical local goat’s milk. The fair was officially established January 16, 1839 with a papal act of Read more…

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