Sora, Province of Frosinone, Lazio Region, Italy
Sora was declared a royal city by the king of Naples, Charles I Anjou in the 14th century; in the following centuries its lords were the Tomaselli, Cantelmi, Della Rovere and Boncompagni families. In 1798 Sora was a center of resistance against the French, under the leadership of brigands as Gaetano Mammone and Michele Pezza, called "Fra’ Diavolo".
The town was greatly damaged by the 1915 earthquake. Sora was also the birthplace or film director Vittorio De Sica (Sora 7th July 1901- Neuilly France 1974).
What to see
The Cuisine: The cooking traditions of the area have roots in the ancient pastoral society. Among the most typical dishes are tagliatelle with tomato sauce, meat and chili pepper; the "tagliolini in bianco" with beans ("sagne e faciure") served in a "scifa" (a wooden plate), the tasty vegetable soups and to the polenta ("brebba"). Among the second courses grilled lamb or salsicce, trout of the Liri and Fibreno; beans cooked in a terracotta pot; the "tanni" (a local vegetable) fried with chili pepper and garlic. And finally the desserts: the "pigna" with sultanas and anise; the "cecamarine" (fried cookies), the "cecerchiata" (small dough balls fried and then formed together as a big cake with honey), the "susamieglie" (cookies with flour, honey, orange peel, almonds and hazelnuts). And along with the good local wines there is a special traditional liquor called visciole.