WTI Magazine #74    2015 December 11Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   At the beginning of the holiday season, each year on the evening of December 7, the day before the Immaculate Conception, the Umbrian town of Gubbio proceed with the lighting of the biggest Christmas tree in the world. Laid down on the slopes of Mount Ingino, overl...

  WTI Magazine #51    2015 January, 9Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   On January 6, the day of the Epiphany, since 1997 Florence has recovered an ancient tradition to commemorate the visit of the Three Wise Men (in Italian, "I Re Magi") to the infant Jesus. The ride of the Three Wise Men starts in the afternoon from the Pitti Palace,...

  WTI Magazine #84    2016 October 17Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The countdown for the 2016 edition of the Festa del Torrone di Cremona has begun. From Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th November, the town will host 9 days of celebrations which will make Cremona the European capital of food and entertainment. The objective is to exceed...

  WTI Magazine #66    2015 August, 21Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The transport of the Macchina di Santa Rosa is the feast par excellence in Viterbo, dedicated to the patron saint of Santa Rosa, who lived in the thirteenth century and whose memory is evoked by Viterbo through a event which is unique in the world: uplifting, almost...

  WTI Magazine #32    2014 May, 29Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The Palio (contest) of Ferrara, in addition to being the oldest in the world, is peculiar for the type of race, which is a festival unlike many other contests with a competition formula that comes from actual wars between the contestants.    

  WTI Magazine #54    2015 February, 20Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   This is a historical re-enactment that takes place during the Carnival period. The local tradition tells about a Bibbiena divided into two districts: the one of "Piazzolini" which takes its name from the Piazza, still nowadays called Piazzolina, and the lower of t...

  WTI Magazine #45    2014 October, 15Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   Eurochocolate in Perugia is an honored tradition eagerly awaited by thousands greedy and curious Italians.In the center of the beautiful Umbrian city there will be the inevitable and tasty chocolate sculptures made from blocks of dark chocolate a cubic meter; art a...

  WTI Magazine #61    2015 May, 29Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The Feast of the "carroccio" (a four-wheeled war alta) is the set of commemorative events of the Battle of Legnano, which on May 29, 1176 saw the victory of the allies in the Lombard League over Prince Frederick I Barbarossa. The victory is attributed by tradition to A...

WTI Magazine #44    2014 October, 1Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   To follow the "Cheese Road of the Dolomites" means to make a journey through time and space. It can lead you, for example, to the "Desmontegada" in Primiero, Trento, a wonderful opportunity to sample the best dairy production of the area but also a real blast from the...

  WTI Magazine #28    2014 May, 1Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The Sunday after Easter, Sunday "in albis", takes place in the Marche small village the Palio della Rana (a Palio is a traditional contest between the neighbourhoods of the town). The seven districts of Fermignano will compete in the race pushing a wheelbarrow on which...