WTI Magazine #30    2014 May, 15Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   Every May 15 in Gubbio (Perugia, Umbria), keeps repeating the ritual of the "Corsa dei Ceri" (race of the candles), emotionally involving all citizens and the public of visitors in a show that is mystical and profane at the same time.    

  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : 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 #69    2015 October, 2Author : 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 t...

  WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The "Contesa del Pozzo della Polenta" (Polenta well competition) returns in July 2016. It is the oldest reenactment of the province of Ancona, Marche. The story goes that one day a farmer with great effort ascended the ancient stairway of Corinaldo (109 steps) carrying...

  WTI Magazine #42    2014 September, 3Author : infoviterbo.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, a...

WTI Magazine #75    2016 January 18Author : 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, pas...

  WTI Magazine #85    2016 November 21Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The Alba White Truffle World Market is the largest international exhibition of truffles coming from the Piedmontese hills of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato. Every day, thousands of batches of truffles, freshly picked, are displayed and sold by the "trifolao" themselv...

  WTI Magazine #77    2016 March 18Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The traditional St. Joseph Torch Feast in Pitigliano, a direct descendant of ancient bonfires, evokes the legend propitiatory arrival of Spring. In the Maremma inland, the night of Saint Joseph recalls an ancient pagan ceremony: on Spring equinox a purifying bonfire p...

  WTI Magazine #82    2016 August 19Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   On August 28 and 29 of every year, L'Aquila (Abruzzo) renews the solemn rite of the Perdonanza (Forgiveness), the perpetual plenary indulgence that Celestine V, on the same evening of his coronation as pope, granted to all the faithful of Christ. Before ascending to...

  WTI Magazine #72    2015 November 13Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   In the year of the Expo 2015, in the Venetian province there's a city that showcases the goose, through an exhibition with tens of thousands of visitors, sold out hotels and restaurants, opportunities for recreation and for the rediscovery of ancient traditions, in...