|Comune di Cannalonga|
The town of Cannalonga
|• Total||17 km2 (7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||570 m (1,870 ft)|
|• Density||67/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo|
The town was founded between the 9th and 10th century A.D.
The most popular historical monument there is the "Palazzo Ducale" (the duke's palace), which is located in the heart of the town, facing Piazza del Popolo. The palace belonged - and still does - to the Dukes of Cannalonga, the Mogrovejo-Romano family.
According to some people, this name is due to the large number of bamboo-stems (it:canne di bambù) present in the area. According to others the name is referred to an old measure unit called "canna".
Traditional meals include:
- Laane e ciciari (large tagliatelle and chickpeas)
- Fusilli al sugo di castrato (local pasta with tomato sauce and castrated lamb meat)
- Tiano (Easter 'poor man' meal based on pastry with sweetcorn, milk and cheese)
- Pizza chiena (Easter pie based on rice, eggs, cheese and salami)
- Bollito di capra (boiled goat meat based on an old, traditional recipe. Served as a speciality during the festival 'Fiera della Frecagnola')
- March 23: Celebration for Turibius of Mongrovejo
- July: Sagra del Fusillo
- July 16: Celebration for Madonna del Carmine.
- 2nd Saturday of September: Fiera della Frecagnola
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