Montorio Al Vomano’s carnival celebration, La Morte di Carnevale, is held unusually on Ash Wednesday and since its inception lampooned established authorities to show that spontaneity, irony, satire, freedom and, therefore ‘Carnival’ itself had in fact died with the regime.
For this 4th edition of ‘Festival of the Museums’, the museums listed below provide free entrance & tours organised by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage, check the website for more info on the tours offered.
Listen to a TV or Radio show with an Italian in it and you’d almost be surprised if he wasn’t called Tony, but do you know why or about Saint Anthony Abbot
Here in Abruzzo, Italy it’s the 1st & 2nd November that celebrates the magic of Autumn & reflects on the past and present familial bond which keeps Italy going
Fara Filiorum Petri’s combustible victory re-enactment is breathtaking and loud, imagine 15 x 7 m high reed farchie interlaced with bangers being lit!
Ancient Rome celebrated the Fors Fortuna on the 24th June that later morphed into John the Baptist’s birthday and a night of fire and nuts in Barisciano
The Wicker Man & Montezuma’s sacrificial Aztec fires popped into mind at first glance of Tossicia’s vast log pyramid ready to be lit in praise of San Antonio