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…

Olive oil of Vallecorsa

The Vallecorsa landscape is characterized by terraces on which are cultivated olive trees which for centuries has been a major economic resource of the town. Vallecorsa is a member of the National Oil City Association for protection and promotion of olive trees and olive oil culture.

Feast of Saint Mark

On April 25, a special festival is held where girls and children parade taking hand made sweets in different shapes that are referred to as “Pupette” for girls and “ciervi” for children. After the mass and procession, the blessing is imparted to the sweets and to the fields. This ceremony Read more…

Festival of the Four Gates

The palio recalls the history in honour of Jacobella Caetani, Countess of Fondi, who lived in Vallecorsa together with her court in the first decade of the fifteenth century. The four districts that compete for winning the “drappone” are located in four historic gates of the land: Missore Gate, combined Read more…

Macere

The “Macere” are terraces built of dry stone walls: hundreds of kilometers of walls to shape the slopes and be able to cultivate the land. In 2011, 123 sites were included in the ‘National Catalogue of Historical Rural Landscapes’ promoted by FAI, the Council of Europe and UNESCO.

Art of Embroidery Museum

The museum consists of three rooms and is located within the building of the convent of the Sisters of the Precious Blood (Preziosissimo Sangue) and collects tools, equipment and antique embroidery, with a special room reserved for Santa Maria De Mattias. The first room is dedicated to weaving of linen, Read more…

Church of San Martino

The church of San Martino is very old and the cult of the saint dates back to Medieval times, perhaps from the Lombard influence. The present church dates from about the year one thousand and has a stone facade in Romanesque style. It is divided into three interior aisles and Read more…

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