2Amatriciana, Amatrice

Amatrice is a town and region in the province of Rieti, which is located in northern Lazio. It is considered to be the center of the food-agricultural area of Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga.

The famous Italian dish called Amatriciana, which is also spelled as Matriciana, has a long and interesting history. This dish is claimed to have been brought to Rome from the Amatrice shepherds warmer climate.