Local Amenities

BARS, RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS

Tullio E Manlia is a thriving bar and restaurant popular with both locals and the surrounding towns. It is situated beneath the main church of Roseto overlooking the amphitheathre and the wonderful scenery of the mountain.

The bar has a resident pizza chef, Leonardo, making great pizzas (every night during the summer, weekends during the winter) using fresh, local ingredients and a traditional wood-burning oven.

Lunches and dinners are served every day of the week, excluding Mondays during the winter, when the bar is closed.

The Rose & Crown Taverna run by Pep Rosato aka "Joe". A rustic bar and restaurant serving traditional Italian cuisine and English fare. Joe enjoys truffle hunting and often has truffle-infused dishes on offer. Ask for details! Joe speaks English and is a great point of contact for those who do not speak Italian. We recommend you buy Joe a beer and listen to some of his great Roseto stories. Joe's bar is the only bar for miles around where you can buy Peroni and cider on draught.

Bar Del Corso run by Philip and Rosa Pinto. You will find this popular bar and pizzeria in the piazza. A variety of coffees and pastries are available in the mornings. Table seating inside and out.

Bar Italia. Traditional Italian bar situated in the heart of the piazza. Inside and outside seating, serving coffees from six in the morning and alcohol until very late! The only table football table can be found here. Try your luck against some of the locals.

 

LOCAL CONVENIENCES

Grocer/Delicatessen - Taste of the Earth (I Sapori Della Terra) situated in Via (road) Mon. Sabetti, No. 44. Fresh groceries, vegetables, herbs and local wines managed and owned by Donato Sbrocchi who also speaks English. Will do deliveries and also requests.

General store - Il Sale E Tabacco - Tobacconist and general household goods including detergents, cleaning products, gifts and souvenirs. Situated in Via Col. D'Avanzo, No 115. Managed and looked after by dear friends Vito and Carmelina.

Local bakery situated in Via (road) Ariella, two minutes from the piazza. Treat yourself to the fresh bread, pizza, pastries and biscuits baked on a daily basis and which can be bought either from the bakery direct at noon or, alternatively, one of the few local convenience stores.

Local pharmacy situated within a minute of the piazza where most medicines can be obtained.

Local tobacconist managed by Tony and his wife. Can be found in the piazza, opposite Bar Italia. Tony speaks a little English.

General convenience stores - there are two or three stores dotted around the piazza where you can buy general food items, household supplies and bottled water.

Sanpaolo Banco di Napoli situated in the heart of the piazza with ATM cashpoint and bureau de change.

Local butcher run by our dear friend Pasquale and his wife. Situated in the heart of the piazza near Bar Del Corso. Modern butcher serving a variety of traditional Italian cuts including home-made traditional Italian sausage. On request, barbecue packs can be arranged.

Petrol station situated in the heart of the piazza.

Local doctor and a local dentist is available - ask a local for directions.

Architect - Fedele has been overseeing many of the expansion/renovation projects in the village and has advised outsiders looking to acquire property. Studio di Ingegneria Dott. Ing. Fedele LUISI: via colonnello d'Avanzo n. 250 - 71039 Roseto Valfortore - mobile: 3470067261 - email: fedeleluisi@hotmail.com

Resident photographer - Lella has kindly donated most of the photographic images used on this site. She is available for assignments and personal commissions. Studio fotografico Lella Di Franco: mobile. 3485616767 - email: lellaliu@tiscali.it

 

OTHER ACCOMMODATION

Miravalle Hotel (Telephone: 00 39 8159 4415) located on the edge of the town just off Largo San Nicole.

Anna Fiscarelli runs a local bed and breakfast and you can contact her either on 00 39 0881 594 107 or (Canada) 00 141 6766 1902. Visit www.roseto.wetpaint.com or email afiscarelli@hotmail.com.

 

TRANSPORT

Michele ("Michael") Pollicelli runs a taxi service (noleggio), two 8-seater minibuses available for long or short trips, airports and shopping, 24/7. For 1-8 people. For further enquiries telephone 00 44 7974 571272 (English speaking only) or 00 39 335 744 8280 (Italian speaking only). In Michele, not only are you hiring a great driver but a courteous and warm guy all round.

 

OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST

Local townhall - always pleased to see visitors to the village. Happy to help with any enquiries. www.comune.rosetovalfortore.fg.it

The local museum documents the history of Roseto showing traditional farming methods and how Roseto has changed through the times. www.oseap.it

Churches. For such a small village, there is an abundance of beautiful churches. The main church is situated just off the piazza square under the archway. Open all day for you to pay a visit.

Ampitheatre - Newly built. Already a popular venue for shows, plays and live music. Wonderful views of the rolling hillsides and the sunset. This is the place to be during the summer!

Saturday Market - A must-visit. Pick up local delicacies including meats, cheese, sweets, biscuits, fruit and preserves from a variety of merchants from other villages. The piazza is closed for the market from 7am until 1pm.

 

SPORTING FACILITIES

A fabulous, newly-constructed outdoor swimming pool situated in a scenic hillside setting with glorious panoramic views. Situated a ten-minute walk from the piazza.

Clay tennis courts - you will need to bring your own equipment and there is a small court charge.

Five-a-side football pitch - If you give us enough notice, we can arrange a five-a-side game with the locals of any age group!

Volley-ball court - again, we can arrange a game if you give us enough notice :)

Children's play area situated by the football ground.

 

USEFUL LINKS

The Two Rosetos. This vibrant website brings together friends and family of either Roseto Valfortore, Italy or its sister city, Roseto, Pennsylvania in the USA. The site is regularly updated and has become an active community dedicated to the folklore, traditions, ancestry, activities, and stories of these two towns.

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