Saltarello, dance of life

Saltarello is life. It is a dance of life, of liberation, of challenge. Saltarello contains a world of messages, proposals, waste, gambling, outburst, union and jealousy. Saltarello is an ancient dance. They danced almost always outdoors, on the farmyards, after intense working days in the harvest, in the wheat harvest Read more…

Santa Costanza Festa

In 1756, the remains of Santa Costanza were brought to San Donato Val di Comino. She was one of the first Christian martyrs killed with a sword to her throat. The saint became con-patron saint of San Donato and protector from the “fevers”. The festivities are a re-enactment with popular Read more…

Festival of San Donato

The origins of this festival date back to the Middle Ages, the eighth century, when the territory was under the possession of the Lombard Duchy of Spoleto. The feast day is August 7. The festivities begin the night before with a torchlight procession accompanied by the pilgrims who make the Read more…

Iron Mines

In 1774 on the slopes of Mont Meta rock material rich in iron oxide was found and in 1852 King Ferdinand II of Bourbon began exploratory mining. A large amount of limonite (hydrated iron oxide) and bauxite were found and a mining operation was started. Men and women brought the Read more…

Rock of the Germans

The Rock of the Germans, at an altitude of 1214 meters, is an outcrop of Mount Pizzutto where there was a military post of the German army in retreat after breaking of the Gustav Line. There are tunnels and lookout towers built by stonemasons of San Donato in exchange for Read more…

Polygonal walls

The walls probably belong to Cominum, an important Samnite city destroyed by the Romans in 293 AD. From a report of a portrait of a female was traced to the fact that in this area there was pagan worship of the goddess Mefite, connected with the underworld, with its sulphur Read more…

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