Traditional Costumes of Atina and the Val Di Comino

Below are some photos of the traditional costume of Atina. There was a special type of costume that was worn solely on special occasions such as feast days or celebrations such as weddings.

Traditional Costume of Atina Italy - photo courtesy of the Farina family
Costume of Atina Italy Photo 1921 - Archivio Biblioteca di Atina
Traditional Costume of Atina - photo Archivio Biblioteca di Atina
Traditional Costume of Atina - photo Archivio Biblioteca di Atina
Traditional Costume of Atina - photo Archivio Biblioteca di Atina
Traditional Costume of Atina - photo Archivio Biblioteca di Atina
Traditional Costume of Atina - photo Archivio Biblioteca di Atina
Traditional Costume of Atina - photo Archivio Biblioteca di Atina
Traditional Costume of Atina in the Val di Comino  - Archivio Biblioteca di Atina
Woman Dressed in the Typical Costume of Atina  - Archivio Biblioteca di Atina
Traditional Costumes of Atina in the Val di Comino Italy - Archivio Biblioteca di Atina

A photo of two women dressed in the typical costume of Atina with Guglielmo Visocchi and his wife at the Cartiera (Paper Factory).

Ladies in Traditional Costume at the Cartiera of Atina - Archivio Biblioteca di Atina

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Below is the typical style of dress worn by the local country folk of Atina.

Peasants Costume of Atina - Archivio Biblioteca di Atina
Peasants Costume of Atina - Archivio Biblioteca di Atina

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A photo of the Frezza, Mancini and Caira families of the Settignano district of Atina.

The Frezza Family - photo courtesy of Franck Vieira

photo courtesy of Franck Vieira

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The Typical Footware – the Cioce of Ciociaria

The typical ancient form of footwear of this area was le cioce. It is a type of open sandal with a curiously shaped curved toe. It is thought to date back to Etruscan times. It was commonly worn by local peasants and shepherds.  It was strapped to the foot and calf, over cotton stockings, by a criss-cross of leather straps which are fastened just below the knee. Thus this region of Ciociaria takes its name from the Cioce which have become a typical symbol of the area. This footwear is thought to date back to the ancient time of the Latins or Etruscans. In his book of the Aeneid, the roman poet Virgil wrote about warriors from this area that wore “a rough leather shoe”.

Ciocie Footware of CiociariaCiocie Footware of Ciociaria © Louise Shapcott
Ciocie - Typical Footware of Ciociaria © Louise Shapcott

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