September 15, 2013 in Asti –
As every year, here comes the appointment with the famous Palio di Asti: the race and everything that surrounds it will take shape this year on Sunday 15 September.
The element that most fascinates many visitors who attend the Palio is the parade of more than twelve hundred people in medieval costumes.
The accuracy of historical re-enactments reviewed by a committee of experts, the quality of the costumes and the skill of the tailors in the village faithfully reproduce the styles of clothes taking them with frescoes and paintings make the parade a truly unique show.
The tableaux vivants that make up the parade represent actual events of history of Asti: you will therefore remove nobles and commoners, soldiers and higher clergy, knights and ladies who will one day return to live in the city telling the daily lives of more than seven centuries.
From 14 to 16 August 2013 in Spilimbergo (Pordenone)
Spilimbergo hosts the XXII edition of the Historical Re-enactment of Macia, a traditional event which takes its name from the ancient measure of length for cloth, the Macia in fact, in use in Spilimbergo (certified in 1438), a copy of which is engraved on the pillar of the Palace the loggia in the Piazza del Duomo.
The event recreates the atmosphere of the daily life of the city, one of the most important political and cultural in Friuli, in the early sixteenth century. In particular, the event repeats the performance in key events of the city in the period in which they were lords young brothers Roberto and Adriano Spilimbergo.
The arcades will host the workshops with their wares and inns to refresh visitors. In the squares and along the way you will see the common people engaged in spending, the bourgeoisie who treat their business, the nobles and the beggars who walk bothering passers-by for alms.
And in this motley crowd entering the singers and the artists who make their living with their histrionic capabilities, while on watch all the warriors of the count, camped in the courtyard of the castle, archers and soldiers of Captain Theodore Earth.
August 18, 2013 at Triora (Imperia)
For the past twenty-five years in the province of Imperia Triora has risen to national fame as the “country of Witches” by virtue of documented process to some poor women in the years 1587-1589.
To celebrate fourth anniversary of that tragic event were organized conferences and exhibitions. In 2001 was born, almost by accident, Strigora. The event, from the legendary first edition, has been repeated every year, always renewed and different, but with a single purpose: to re-evaluate the figure of the poor witches.
Already in the early hours of the morning several dozen exhibitors will set up their stalls for the market of medieval, which will start at 10 am. Meanwhile, the witches and wizards of the Pro Triora cook dishes from the magical flavor that you can enjoy both lunch and dinner in the cool “Boschetto” accompanied by folk music.
At three in the afternoon will begin the real party. A festival designed for the whole family, both for large than for small. The country will magically transform, through alleys and streets you will encounter strange characters that will enchant you with their magic and acrobatics.
Wandering through the medieval alleyways, melodies lift you and take you far away dreams. When darkness have obscured the sun will be enchanted by the magic of the Middle Ages.
In the course of the day is possible, even recommended a visit to the ethnographic museum and witchcraft, which contains a special section dedicated to the extensive process of 1587-1589, with an exhibition of tragic documents, including sentences to death some witches.
July 26 to August 11, 2013 Ventimiglia (Imperia) –
Ventimiglia, province of Imperia, hosts to the new edition of ‘”August medieval“, a major event to be held from 26 July to 11 August.
Every year, at the end of July and during the month of August, the history becomes the protagonist and the Medieval City regains atmospheres that seem never forgotten.
Hundreds of people liven up the magnificent historical center, bringing the visitor into the atmosphere of the Middle Ages, with the figures in historical dress, carried out at night, based on a different theme each year.
You can visit taverns, see musicians, fire-eaters and jugglers, the medieval market, but also the typical, with a visit to the monuments of ancient instruments and concerts. The Regatta of goiters Ligurian rewards the citizens of the districts with the first-come Carbaso.
July 13, 2013 at Incisa Scapaccino (Asti)
Incisa Scapaccino, in the province of Asti, goes back to the Renaissance: the new edition of “Incisa 1514,” the historical reconstruction of the battle between the Marquis Oddone d’Incisa and William IX Marquis of Monferrato.
The streets are full of commoners, the guards of the village take the oath to the flag and stand guard at the gate of Valcalzara and San Giovanni.
The Carmelite friars ask for offers for the districts. Swordplay and skirmishes for streets and squares, parade and exhibition of flag bearers in honor of the Marquis of Incisa in the streets of the village, theater and street entertainment for children and then again assaults on the village and the process.