Traditions and Events

asparagiAsparagus and oil represent the culinary excellence of this land, but also sausages and cheese are typical of local production. The town is based on a predominantly agricultural economy:  on its territory there are numerous areas with olive trees and vines.
Threshing with stone is one of the old farm work that still survives today, that characterize the landscape of the area. The colors and the slow rhythms of nature are linked to the lives of men in a magical environmental balance.

Different cultural and religious parties enliven the village throughout the year. It starts with the Madonna of Constantinople, the first Sunday after Easter, to continue, then, with the Lady of Grace on the first Sunday of July. On August the 16th St. Rocco is celebrated, patron of Roscigno, and the second Sunday of September is the time of the feast of St. Gerardo. The religious festivals come to a close with the feast of St. Nicola on December the 6th.

In addition, for the past several years, in May, the Wild Asparagus Festival is held, an event during which you can taste local dishes and visit the ¬†attractions in the area, while at the Christmas Old Roscignobecomes a natural theater which hosts the event “Presepe ‘900”, during which more than 100 characters reproduce the main scenes of the Nativity. It is an opportunity to remember and repeat to new generations the old crafts have been forgotten such as the grinder, the weaver, the blacksmith, the farrier, the cobbler, the carpenter.

See the complete schedule of events.