The city of Artena prepares to celebrate its Patron Saint and the fair named after her, the Fiera di Santa Maria Maddalena (Fair of St. Mary Magdalene), an event that has become an absolutely must. In addition to the religious celebrations, which will be held on July 22, the fair will also have a business and social slant: as old as the history of the market, the needs and hence of the economic and social relationships springing up between the communities, the aim of the fair of Artena is to become a center of contact, a space in which cross-fertilizations can be fruitfully expressed, in which there is contact between the institutions, market and cultural agencies. In a nutshell, the construction of an Agora that is modern but at the same time equipped with those connections that made the classical culture of our Mediterranean area so great. The religious festivities and the fair, which will be held from 20 to 29 July, will be set against the picturesque backdrop of the town of Artena: leaning against the northern side of the Lepini Mountains, 468 metres above sea level and close to the ancient Via Latina, just a few kilometres from Valmontone, famous for its “Magicland” amusement park and shopping Outlet. This town has ancient origins. The “Fiera della Maddalena” event has been celebrated for well over ten years now. It sets itself the target of being a showcase for the territory by promoting the excellences that it produces and this is shown through an effective fragmentation of the offer, which includes a rich and varied host of activities ranging from the agricultural sector to animal farming, to arts and crafts etc. and the most famous element of which is the local Artena bread.