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.
A photo of two women dressed in the typical costume of Atina with Guglielmo Visocchi and his wife at the Cartiera (Paper Factory).
Below is the typical style of dress worn by the local country folk of Atina.
A photo of the Frezza, Mancini and Caira families of the Settignano district of Atina.
photo courtesy of Franck Vieira
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”.
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