Once again, for this last weekend in April, we have found a real culinary gem, the “Fregnacce”of Canterano. To try this traditional type of homemade pasta, the date isSaturday, April 28, 2012, from 6:30 pm to 11:45 pm in Piazza Roma.
On the menu are fregnacce with different sauces, including asparagus and speck; cherry tomatoes, rucola and shaved parmesan cheese; and traditional (tomato meat sauce). In addition, there will be hunter's-style stew and roasted potatoes, baked goods and wine, all accompanied by excellent music.
While there, don’t forget to visit the town of Canterano located near Monte Ruffo in the Upper Aniene Valley. Legend has it that the name of the town derives from Khan, the progenitor of the Pelasgic race who arrived here from the Orient. The remains of its massive perimetral walls date from this original people which was later replaced by the Aequi who, in turn, were brought under the submission of Rome in the 4th century B.C.. The origin of the town’s name – in addition to Kan terapne (dwelling place of Khan) is hypothesized to derive from one of its founders, Giovanni di Camorrano, or perhaps to the “cantori” (choir members of the church) to which the town was entrusted.
Sites of interest: theMura ciclopiche (perimetral walls) in the Croce area, dating from protohistoric times and the churches of San Mauro Abate, Santa Maria, San Rocco, Sant’Antonio and the sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Santuario della Madonna degli Angeli in the area of “Maonna”.