/Sheep in Rome's Caffarella Park

Sheep in Rome's Caffarella Park

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.

2016-01-24T23:01:04+00:00 May 17th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Daily Food Photo, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments


  1. nyc/caribbean ragazza May 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    I saw the sheep a few weeks ago during a Sunday morning walk. When do they normally graze?

    I have to buy some of that ricotta.

  2. Jessica Dello RUsso May 19, 2010 at 4:26 am - Reply

    Say hi to Joseph (not Giuseppe), if he’s still the shepherd for the herd. He also knows how to get into the funghi caverns right off the via Appia Pignatelli – perhaps a good meeting of your interests in food and Roma Sotteranea. There’s a good story there!

    • Katie May 19, 2010 at 12:48 pm - Reply

      oooh nice! ive been to those funghi caves. now some pizza bianca, funghi and ricotta doesnt sound half bad. I’ll give joseph your regards!

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