Polenta of Ornaro

The second Sunday of October for those who go along the stage of the Via Francigena east that starts from Poggio San Lorenzo and arrives in Ornaro, in the municipality of Torricella in Sabina, can take part in the traditional polentata. The Via Francigena Orientale is the one that starts Read more…

Beer Festival

In Oliveto Sabino, in the municipality of Torricella in Sabina, the summer is closed with the Beer Festival and in the village the food stands will host craft producers of beer, in particular that of the Borgo. The evening has the setting of live music with established artists who have Read more…

The “Pasquella”

The Pasquella is a very heartfelt folk tradition and takes place on January 5, the twelfth night after Christmas. People become ‘beggars’ representing the dead returned to earth to rescue the living. The beggars go from house to house singing a lullaby, the “Pasquella”, with which they wish prosperity for Read more…

The Fortress of Ornaro Alto

The village of Ornaro has always been a strategic point of control on the Via Salaria. Here in the Middle Ages there was a castrum which then turned into a fortress/castle. The earliest records of the castle date back to 1254, with the ‘Brancaleoni of Romanea’ who held it until Read more…

Torricella Castle

The medieval castle is built on the highest point overlooking the entire old village. The first official records date back to 1254 when it was the seat of the residential Brancaleone family. Towards the end of the fifteenth century the castle passed into the hands of the Orsini family, and Read more…

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