Sheep in Rome's Caffarella Park

Written by Katie Parla on May 17, 2010

These sheep graze over land that has belonged to some of Rome’s most powerful families: Caffarelli, Rospigliosi, Pallavicini, and Torlonia. Now their all you can eat grass buffet is part of the Parco della Caffarella, a section of the sprawling Parco dell’Appia Antica. I’m sort of obsessed with the Caffarella. Just a mile and a half away from the Circus Maximus, these sheep graze and ricotta made from their milk is sold at the Casale della Vaccareccia, a broken down looking old farmhouse, with parts dating from the 13th through 16th centuries. Look for the sign “Azienda Agricola La Caffarella” sign on the casale or call 348.918.6964 for info.

For info on the park, visit the Parco dell’Appia Antica website.

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