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The PIETRO MICCA is the oldest italian triple-expansion steam-powered merchant ship and is in a class of her own for her state of preservation and operational performance, having been engaged in regular port activities on a par with modern tugs until 1993.

She was built as a sea-going steam tugboat by Rennoldson & Son, in Southshields, Newcastle (GB) and in 1905 was registered as a steam-powered tug, Schooner Class, in the Coastal Sector Register in Naples, in whose waters she was to spend most of her days.

A life fulfilled in the world of work and all that it entails: ships and seamen from distant lands with tales and legends of cargoes and the knowledge that a frayed cable could cost lives, that a tow badly aligned could cause a ship to capsize. It is memories like these which amply justify the over a century aged Pietro Micca’s honest pride.

And even today she has not been pensioned off. At the beginning of 1996 she was bought by the “Associazione Amici delle Navi a Vapore G. L. Spinelli” (the G.L. Spinelli “Friends of Steamships Association”), in order to save a part of our cultural heritage from certain demolition and make her still valid services available to the public.
The Pietro Micca is always ready and waiting to put to sea again to work for her future, as historical witness of the old technology. Nowadays the Pietro Micca is mooring in Fiumicino (Rome) inside the TECNOMAR shipyard and ready for new adventures.


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The RistoAereo is a particular restaurant build in a body of a famous italian president airplane, The Convair Metropolitan 440. It’s a cool restaurant and it has also private rooms for 2 people. Inside the Ristoaereo you got two reserved areas are ideal to spend your special moments such as anniversaries, birthdays etc. Such important moments deserve an extraordinary scenery and a reserve, for this jungle a special room such as a “VIP lounge”, an exclusive private area with sofa and coffee table for two by candlelight, with probably more scenic view of the entire Local.
If you like a more relaxing environment, there is a Presidential Privè, we named in this way because it has left the original sofa where they relaxed the three Presidents of the Italian Republic Gronchi, Saragat and scored on their travels. The private room can accommodate up to 8 people, but on request can also be reserved only for a couple.
On this occasion, both the “VIP Lounge” that the “Private Presidential” will be set up with the petals of flowers on the table, the menu will be served for two Romantic in “Plus” and after a welcome entree to be served two tasting appetizer a first, second and dessert, all accompanied with champagne Veuve Pelletier. You can get more informations at:

Address: RISTOAEREO – Via Trincea delle Frasche, 90 – Fiumicino ROMA
Web Site: http://www.ristoaereo.com/

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The Castle presents itself as a fortified village – with its watchtowers, moat and enclosure wall – clearly testifying to its giargino-gardenmedieval origin. In 1254, it was originally listed as one of the properties belonging to the Nobles Normanni Alberteschi, but was first passed on to the Anguillara Family, then to the Massimo, and finally, in the 17th century, it can be found as part of the Peretti Estate. At the beginning of the 17th century, Prince Michele Peretti, nephew of Pope Sixtus the Fifth, turned the place into a great and imposing courtly residence. The Castle became the setting of magnificent banquets and hunting parties, while multicolored peacocks roamed through archeological ruins and juniper trees. But the family estate was soon run dry by this extravagant way of life and so, in 1639, the estate and the castle were sold to one of the hall-salonewealthiest Roman families of the Baroque Era, the Princes Falconieri. They commissioned two of the time’s greatest artists to refurbish Torre in Pietra. Architect Ferdinando Fuga – who built the small octagonal church and the elegant staircase 
 that  leads  to the first floor (“piano nobile”) and that could also board horses – and the painter Pier Leone Ghezzi, who was assigned with the decoration of the Interiors. The castle, as it presents itself to us today, is how it was at the time of the Falconieri Family. The frescoes are perfectly preserved: we can still witness the celebrations that took place during the 1725 Jubilee Year, when churchAlessandro Falconieri commissioned Ghezzi to decorate the first floor with scenes depicting Pope Benedict the Thirteenth’s visit to the castle. He also frescoed the side altar walls of the beautiful octagonal church. During the second half of the 19th century, the Falconieri Family dies out and for Torre in Pietra it’s the beginning of a period of decline. But in 1926, Senator Luigi Albertini bought the property with his son Leonardo and son-in-law Nicolò Carandini, and started the land reclamation work of the agricultural estate that was famous at the time and a model for the rest of Europe, and the restoration of the castle, church and village.

The Church inside the Castle.
Work of the renowned architect Ferdinando Fuga the Church is a jewel of the first half of ‘700: inside there is a scroll ornament and two frescoes which are the work of Pier Leone Ghezzi. Seating: up to 150 persons.

The Garden of the Castle.
Inside the main courtyard, two large meadows are fenced by a hedge of boxwood and in the centre of it there is a fountain of the ‘600s shaded by secular trees. The Area 2.500 m²  . Table seating up to 500 persons.

Tourist informations:
Inside the Castle it’s possible to buy wine, cheese and olive oil directly produced from the owner’s farmland.

Address: Castello di Torre in Pietra – Piazza Torrimpietra 2  – 00050 Torrimpietra – (Roma) 
Web Site: http://www.castelloditorreinpietra.it/

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Camerata Nuova – Sagra della Braciola
Gallicano nel Lazio – Sagra del Ciambellone
Cineto Romano – Sagra della Polenta
Riofreddo – Sagra degli Gnocchi
Ladispoli – Sagra del Carciofo Romanesco
Filacciano – Sagra del Pecorino e delle Fave
Palombara sabina – Sagra della Ciliegia
Carchitti – Sagra delle Fragole
Campagnano di Roma – Sagra del Baccanale
Monterotondo – Sagra delle Fave e del Pecorino
Nerola – Sagra dei Gnocchi al Castrato
Camerata Nuova – Sagra del Raviolo Dolce Cameratano
Nemi – Sagra delle Fragole
Riofreddo – Sagra degli Asparagi
Fiano Romano e Monterotondo – Sagra della Lumaca
Ciciliano – Sagra degli Gnocchi ‘Ncati and  Sagra delle Sagne “Cogliu Peco”
Castel Madama – Sagra della Pera Spadona
Monterotondo – Sagra della Panzanella
Riofreddo – Sagra dei Sagnozzi and  Sagra del Tartufo Nero
Allumiere – Sagra della Bistecca
Nerola – Sagra dei Bucatini all’Amatriciana and Sagra della Pizza Fritta Nerolese
Monteflavio – Sagra della Polenta e delle Braciolette di Castrato
Magliano Romano – Sagra del Fungo Galletto
Vicovaro – Sagra della Pagnotta
Mazzano Romano – Sagra della Salsiccia e Bruschetta
Morlupo – Sagra della Polenta e Salsiccia
Segni – Sagra del Marrone Segnino
Viavaro Romano – Sagra del Fagiolo Regina
Capranica Prenestina – Sagra della Mosciarella
Filacciano – Sagra del “U’Filaretto”

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