Priora is a small town and comune in
the province of Rome, Lazio, Italy.
It is one of the Castelli Romani on
the Alban Hills about 25 km south
east of Rome, is situated in the
Regional Park known as the "Parco
Regionale dei Castelli Romani".
Castelli Romani ("Castles of Rome")
is a group of communes in the
province of Rome, Italy. They are
located at short distance south-east
to Rome, at the feet of the Alban
The area of the Castelli occupies an
ancient, fertile volcanic area which
has allowed since ancient times a
flourishing agriculture. The former
crater is occupied by two lakes, the
Lake of Nemi and that of Albano.
Starting from the Romans, it was an
area frequented by the noblemen of
Rome for its fresher climate during
summer: the tradition was followed
by the Popes which still have their
summer residence in Castel Gandolfo,
on the Lake Albano. Families which
ruled in the castelli include Orsini,
Colonna, Chigi, Aldobrandini and
The Castelli Romani are:
Genzano di Roma
Monte Porzio Catone
Rocca di Papa
area is renowned for the production
of wine, including the white wine of
Frascati. There is also a wine
called Castelli Romani, and has some
very good qualities in the wine!
Ariccia is celebrated for its
porchetta (roasted pork meat). Local
biscuits include the so-called
maritozzi. Pizzas here tend to be
with a thin, crusty base (typically
Roman) and rectangular, with
portions often sold by weight,
allowing a wider choice of flavours.
Typical courses for a meal include
starter, pasta, main course, dessert
and coffee (espresso), perhaps
washed down with a sambuca, grappa
or other digestif.