14 to 15 September 2013 in Gerola Alta (Sondrio) –
Gerola Alta in Valtellina is home to this year’s “Festival of Bitto” The Festival takes place on 14 and 15 September, and promotes the famous local cheese “Bitto”, recognized as the king of cheese production Valtellina PDO (protected designation of origin).
The traditional event that has been taking place for over thirty years in Gerola Alta on the third Sunday of September, aims to promote the famous cheese typical of the area, aroma and unmistakable flavor, produced on the pastures during the summer.
On the occasion of the festival and in the days that precede exhibitions are organized, through which volunteers and supporters will give their best to enhance a small town and a valley rich in tradition and history.
From August 29 to September 8, 2013 in Rovereto (Trento)
Rovereto, Trento province, home to the new edition of “East West”: the festival that was born in 1981 will take place this year from August 29 to September 8.
Rovereto is a city always open to the taste of the new, the modern, the study of culture and its trends. In this festival, East and West are seen as poles of an ideal route of switches and crossings not only between cultures, but also between genres and languages of the contemporary scene.
One of the most important European festivals for contemporary dance and dance theater takes place in the first half of September in Rovereto and Trento. Over the years it has hosted almost always through special productions or European premieres or national companies and artists among the most important and significant of the international dance scene.
The spirit of the festival in his thirty years of business was to enact the reciprocal influences in the twentieth century by the artistic tradition of experimentation on the eastern and western vice versa.
East West becomes a round trip between theater and dance, research and tradition, identity and innovation. The program also includes a section dedicated to the involvement of local youth groups, with the aim of offering creative and productive opportunities for young choreographers and dancers from Trentino.
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.
August 2 and 3, 2013 in Verona
Concerts, dances, parades, fireworks, music, dragons, giants and musicians, historical or legendary, will be the elements that represent every nuance of Catalan culture and folklore during the international Aplec 2 and 3 August.
Once again the magic atmosphere of Verona will hit tourists and spectators with unique and unforgettable events that will make them tirelessly spectacular and theatrical. All thanks to the combination of culture and tradition in Catalonia.
This will give people in Verona emotion and amazement with gegants, giant masked, the castellers, huge human towers that will get the party started in Piazza Erbe, with dracs (dragons) which together with the fanfare and improvised music parade through the streets of the city .
All together, the 3rd of August, will close the festival with their mouths and fiery dragons Catalan enrich lights and colors the sky above Verona, transforming itself into a participatory atmosphere.