The ciavarro is the cereal and legume soup typical of Ripatransone, in the province of Ascoli Piceno ( Marche region). The classic peasant dish that was traditionally prepared on the occasion of May 1st, the day of symbolic passage between old and new supplies.
In fact, Lu ciavarre would be "leftovers", that is, all the grains stored up to that moment and finally usable in view of the summer, including wheat, barley, corn, broad beans, beans, peas, lentils and peas.
“A simple but full of flavor recipe made with 12 varieties of cereals and legumes: red beans, cannellini beans, borlotti beans, white beans from Spain, dried peas, chickpeas, broad beans, field beans, cicerchia, lentils, wheat and maize”.
Ripatransone, located on the top hill, is one of the most significant places of the Picenian civilization which reached its splendor in the third century BC. and it was called the "belvedere del Piceno" for the breathtaking view it can enjoy and in the one that Pope Pius V raised to the rank of city and bishopric.
Awarded the Orange Flag, this Marche village of just over 4000 inhabitants is located in the province of Ascoli Piceno. From its privileged elevated position it is in fact possible to admire both the Adriatic sea and the countryside and the Sibillini mountains. Museums, churches, history, art, ancient buildings, alleys, panoramic views and endless ups and downs. Ripatransone has all the credentials to be included in the special ranking of "The most beautiful villages in Italy". Ripatransone is also known for holding a very special record. Here is the "narrowest alley in Italy": only 43 centimeters!.