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Torciata di San Giuseppe

Start date
18 March 2023
End date
19 March 2023
Timetable
14:30
Location
Old town

The Torciata di San Giuseppe represents the propitiatory legend of the arrival of spring. In fact, since Etruscan times the ceremony of the buried seed was celebrated as a symbol of life and during the Middle Ages this ceremony was Christianized and made to coincide with the feast of San Giuseppe. An ancient fable full of meanings that recalls the rite of fire that kills winter and fertilizes spring.

At dusk, from Palazzo Orsini, in the evocative atmosphere of the village, the Corteo del Villano parades; the itinerary ends when you reach piazza Garibaldi where fire is set on a huge bundle of reeds, a symbolic representation of the winter that is about to die. Then slowly the magic goes out leaving the ash in its place which will be collected as a sign of good luck.

Schedule

Saturday 18 March

2.30 pm, piazza Garibaldi - Collection of registrations for the guided tour of the Vie Cave.
4 pm, via Cavour - Tasting of local products and pancakes.
4.30 pm, piazza Garibaldi - Scenes of life from the Corteo del Villano.
9 pm, piazza della Repubblica - Parade of the Mini Torciatori accompanied by the Torciatori and the Corteo del Villano.
9.30 pm, piazza Garibaldi - Arrival of parade and Mini Torciata.
10 pm, piazza Garibaldi - Drawing of the Torciatore per una Notte lottery.

Sunday 19 March

9 am, piazza della Repubblica - Start of the Trail delle Vie Cave running race.
9.15 am, piazza Garibaldi - Collection of registrations for the guided tour of the Vie Cave.
12 pm, via Cavour - Tasting of local products and pancakes.
4.30 pm, piazza Garibaldi - Scenes of life from the Corteo del Villano.
9 pm, piazza della Repubblica - Parade of the Torciatori and the Corteo del Villano starts.
10 pm, piazza Garibaldi - Arrival of the parade and Torciata di San Giuseppe.
11 pm, piazza Garibaldi - Collection of ashes.

Coordinates
42.6347392, 11.6688953
Promoter
Promo Fi. Ter.
Telephone
+39 333 1081023

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