Tag: festivals in liguria

“Medieval August” Festival comes back from the Past in Ventimiglia, Liguria

The “Medieval August” Festival was born in 1974 in Ventimiglia (Region of Liguria). Every year, between July and August, history turns into the protagonist of Ventimiglia and such an old and lovely town comes back to its mysterious atmosphere of the past.

The town of Ventimiglia magically gets crowded with people wearing medieval clothing, such as soldiers, ladies, knights, aristocrats and plebeians who challenge each other in competitions in the historical centre, a perfect background for such an event. Narrow street, lovely squares, narrow passages

The Fish Festival comes back in Camogli, Liguria

Once again, this year on Sunday 12th May, the Fish Festival will take place in Camogli: the event will be held in Colombo Square, the small harbour square.

The Festival was conceived by Filippo Degregori and the first edition was held in 1952: in this edition, bricks kitchens were built in the square and fish was fried all day in six small pans.

The night before the beginning of the Festival, a religious celebration in honour of San Fortunato, fishermen’s Patron Saint takes place: during the celebration 8 volunteers carry a box with the statue of San Fortunato that weighs 400 kilos. After this ceremony,

Count Down begins for 8th edition of Festival della Mente in Sarzana

The 8th edition of Festival della Mente – Europe 1st festival to be dedicated to creativity and creative processes – will come back in Sarzana from September, 2nd to 4th 2011.

As usual, in this year’s program we find a lot of original, interesting events for an audience which every year is getting larger and larger: just think that past editions of the festival were attended by about 40,000 people.

Such an original festival entirely devoted to culture and creativity will crowd again the streets of the historical center of Sarzana, a little medieval city

Liguria Lights up Summer 2011 with the Festival of the Sea in Levanto

On 24th and 25th July 2011, the great celebrations come back in the beautiful city of Levanto, in the province of La Spezia (Liguria Region): the 43rd edition of the Festival of the Sea.

The event is celebrated every year in honor of St Giacomo, the protector saint of the seafaring community. Initially, the event had a purely religious character, but soon it was integrated with the medieval birth of the Municipality of Levanto in 1230.

The most spectacular parts of the festival take place on 24th and 25th July (St Giacomo’s day), with historical processions, medieval tournaments, and the procession of the crucifixes and the statue of the Saint.

At nightfall the gulf sea is illuminated with ten thousand large candles with fireworks