Carpineto Romano


Coat of arms of Carpineto Romano

In the Lepini mountains, Carpineto overlooks the plains of Latina (formerly 'the swamps of the Popes') and onwards to the interior valley of the river Sacco.

Founded in the medieval period, it is interesting to note the statute and the regulations of the sixteenth century that denote a particularly democratic character.

The splendours of the town were created by Donna Olimpia Aldobrandini who turned it into a model town: she beautified it and conferred on it the title of Duchy. In the convent of St. Augustine Apostle is preserved a painting attributed to Caravaggio.

Carpineto was the birthplace of Pope Leo XIII (Pecci) famous for his Rerum Novarum, the Catholic doctrine of the church. He was the Pope who had to create a new identity for the church after the end of the of the Papal States, and therefore the end of temporal power, and annexation to Italy.




Mountain 

The Mountain Festival takes place in Carpineto Romano on the first weekend of August. It is a veritable showcase of events related to the mountain, and is...
Festivals 

In February Carpineto Romano celebrates one of the most prized products of the area with an all truffled festival. A day to savor the most varied products...

Carpineto Romano is the Chestnut City and the Roasted Chestnut Festival (Sagra della Callarrosta) is organized every year in the fall. The chestnut is the...
Celebrations 

The Busker Festival is one of the first events that brought street artists to historical center of Carpineto Romano and is one of the most loved. Every...

The Pallio della Carriera takes place in Carpineto Romano every year in the summer months of July and August. It is part of the historical re-enactment set...

Churches & Places of Worship 

The Church of St. Leo the Great was built in 1882 by architect Francesco Fontana at the behest of Pope Leo XIII, it is located on the square in Carpineto...

The Church of St. John in Carpineto Romano was significantly reowrked under the pontificate of Pope Leo XIII,. Of the ancient furniture only the two "olea...
Archaeological areas 

Valvisciolo Abbey was built in Carpineto Romano by three lay founders, it was inhabited for a short time by the Cistercian fathers. According to tradition,...
Archaeological museums 

The civic museum of Carpineto Romano is located inside the Aldobrandini palace, called also Volsci Palace from the name of an ancient population of the area....
Ethnographic museums 

The permanent exhibition of Sacred Art Simulacrum is housed in the rectory of the church of San Giacomo (St James) in Carpineto Romano. It is a collection of...

The Civic Museum in Carpineto Romano is housed in the Palace of the Volsci. It is set up with equipment, furnishings, teaching boards, special systems and is...
Particular museums 

The Church of St. Nicholas in Carpineto Romano, dating from the thirteenth century has been greatly altered over the centuries. The façade has two steep...
Architecture and monuments 

The building is located in the highest part of the historic centre, and has clear signs of medieval fortification with the bell tower of the thirteenth...

The Pecci Palace in Carpineto Romano where Pope Leo XIII was born and is in the "dammonte" part of the town, the highest point of the hill. A portion of the...

Meet Special People 

I do not remember hearing Quirino Briganti speak about Monti Lepini (Lepini Mountains) in high school but I'm sure this ongoing connection between caring for...
Special Places 

It is a warm midsummer night in July, the year matters not exactly, but as I recall it may be 1611. We are in Carpineto Romano, the fiefdom of the Cardinal...
Blog 

The Carpineto Auditorium hosted the third annual Slow Food meeting of the Lepini mountains with the signing of a sustainability agreement

This Thursday we talked about Carpineto Romano a treasure trove of history and charm for all tastes, together with its Mayor Stefano Cacciotti! A town that...
Recipes 

Finally, the first cold snap comes, stuck at home with sinusitis, boredom takes its toll and I have to push myself to do anything. Finally I drag myself to...

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