WTI Magazine #59    2015 May, 1Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The Cantamaggio in Terni, the largest folk event town, enhances and promotes the ancient custom to celebrate the arrival of spring with the singers who went to the country houses to devote ditties about spring in exchange for coins or eggs, wine and food from the garden...

  WTI Magazine #52    2015 January, 23Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   An appointment that has been repeated for over half a century and has become a meeting point for the peoples from all over the earth. History, folklore and art blend harmoniously during one of the most famous folk festivals in the world.  

  WTI Magazine #83    2016 September 16Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   This is a historical celebration of the glorious deeds of Frederick I of Swabia Redbeard AD 1,155. The '"Historia bella" tells us that Frederick I, called Barbarossa, passing through Medicina, became seriously ill and thanks to a broth in which a snake was inadver...

  WTI Magazine #55    2015 March, 6Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The most renowned Carnival in Sardinia is Mamoiada's, one of the oldest in the region and, for Mamoiada, there is no carnival without Mamuthones. Who are them? Mamuthones and Issohadores are the protagonists of the carnival of this town and also are a symbol of celebr...

WTI Magazine #67    2015 September, 4Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   Every five years, in the years ending in 0 and 5, hundreds of people from Pove del Grappa, near Vicenza, prepare the celebration of Christ, commonly called the Five-Year Celebrations in Honor of the Divine Crucified. The festivities in honor of the crucified seem to...

  WTI Magazine #68    2015 September, 18Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   Every year on the third Sunday of September the "Palio (contest) di Asti" is run: the oldest in Italy, it is an ancient tradition from the eight century, a real festival, which has kept unchanged its distinctive traits, qualities that have helped to make it a uni...