On the Sunday after Easter, Sunday “in albis”, takes place in the Marche small village of Fermignano the "Palio della Rana" (A Palio is a traditional contest between the neighborhoods of the town). The seven districts of Fermignano compete in the race, pushing a wheelbarrow on which is located a frog. A truly unique race, recognized by the Federazi...

Apulia is the Italian region with the most Carnival celebrations: from Massafra to Gallipoli, from Dauno to Manfredonia and beyond to Poggio Imperiale, the season sees a continual succession of processions and masquerade balls. Particular mention goes to the Carnival of Putignano, a town in the Province of Bari; standing on the Murge Plateau, it is...

Famous in all of Italy and, above all abroad is the Carnival in the Piedmontese town of Ivrea (Province of Turin). Established in 1808, the Carnival of Ivrea is one of the oldest and most particular festivals in the world.

With every new start to the Christmas season, the shopping race takes off, and the Italian streets are filled with exquisitely festive colors and light. Shop windows are decorated to attract the eye, while most cities also host their own Christmas markets, where you can purchase typical products and, most of all, presents and almost anything to do...

  WTI Magazine #57    2015 April, 3Author : Italia.it      Translation by:   A visit to Italy during the Easter holidays is an experience of a lifetime: from north to south, cities and towns throughout the Peninsula are celebrating during this time, with processions, religious rites, holy representations, sagre or food fairs, and folkloristic tr...

  WTI Magazine #40    2014 July, 23Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   Located on the Via Francigena, a place of transit for travelers and pilgrims headed to Santiago de Compostela, the community of Alpignano chose probably since the High Middle Ages Saint Giacomo Maggiore as its patron saint, dedicating to him the old little chapel once...

  WTI Magazine #78    2016 April 15Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The Carrese of San Martino in Pensilis is among the dearest events to the population of Molise. A poet from San Martino has described it as an "archaic collective prayer in honor of St. Leo": a race of ox carts, each led by three men and "pushed" by riders behind and...

  WTI Magazine #29    2014 May, 8Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   One of the most beautiful celebrations of Ortona, in the Abruzzo coast, is the Feast of the Pardon of St. Thomas the Apostle, which takes place on the first Sunday in May.    

WTI Magazine #63    2015 June, 27Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The Palio is a complex event organized by the Municipality of Siena that is held twice each year, on July 2 and August 16. Ten of the 17 "contrade" (city quarters) of Siena run the Palio of July 2: the seven ones who did not run during the Palio of July of the previous y...

  WTI Magazine #53    2015 February, 6Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   A timeless journey between the "fields" and water channels, including masks, wigs, cosmetics, sequins ... an enchanted, ancient and unreal location: the Carnival of Venice. Visitors to Venice during the carnival are involved in this very special atmosphere, where e...