Roiate


Coat of arms of Roiate
Roiate has a long history that starting from the Equi who had established their base here for attacks against the Romans.

In the Middle Ages it became famous for the passage of St. Benedict who imprinted his body in a still guarded boulder in the church dedicated to him.

In the tenth century it is mentioned in the "diploma" of Emperor Otto I, where it is among the properties of the Abbey of Subiaco. In 1174 Raone Landolfo, descendant of a branch of the Lombard counts of Ceccano, occupied it by force and the abbot Simon had to turn to the pope who sent his troops to free it.

Throughout the Middle Ages it remained the property of the Church and in the eighteenth century was placed under the control of the Congregazione del Buon Governo.
 
 


Typical products 

The Rosciola Olive Trees covered the beautiful hills surrounding the town of Roiate creating an enchanting landscape. The Rosciola Single Variety Extra...

Speleology 

Pertuso Roiate is a typical natural tunnel carved in a trench by the water of the Rio. It sinks to about 300 meters. In dry periods there is no water flow in...
Festivals 

Roiate waits for the third Sunday of November to celebrate the new oil and autumn. The village is all in the square to taste the flavors of this season and...

This lamb - abbacchio festival takes place on the third and fourth Sunday of September in Roiate and is dedicated to one of the main activities of the area:...

Churches & Places of Worship 

The church of San Benedetto in Roiate was erected to enclose a hollowed stone boulder. According to an ancient tradition, the saint left the imprint of his...

The ancient church of St. Thomas the Apostle in Roiate was the private chapel of the Palace of the Colonna and It was quite small and it was demolished and...

Meet Special People 

I have told the stories of many people and what strikes me most is the serenity and humility of those who have achieved important goals. So when the Mayor of...
Blog 

Roiate is a small but charming village between the Sacco valley and the Aniene valley and when I was little and I crossed it to go skiing in Campo Staffi it...
Recipes 

Lamb, the prince of meats for all the peasant kitchens of central Italy, is the meat of feasting, from its origin to a thousand dishes, it is also excellent...

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