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Farchie Fara Filiorum Petri

16 January @ 15:00 - 23:30 CET

Farchie Fara Filiorum Petri

Victory re-enactments come in all shapes and sizes across Abruzzo and Fara Filiorum Petri’s combustible one is one of the highlights in the calendar!  It is breathtakingly dramatic and very very loud, imagine 15 x 7 m high reed farchie  (torches) interlaced with bangers being lit to celebrate an 18th-century defeat of the French!  Read the full story and our review here

Travel Tips

  • Try the homemade cakes, delicious and do make a good offering.  Despite this event being such a spectacle on the Abruzzo agenda they don’t receive a penny in cultural funding.
  • The old ladies of the town will have bagged the spectators’ area so there is no point arriving early on this count.
  • Parking is incredibly organised we arrived at 3.45 and still managed to get into the car park.
  • Look up to the stars squint as ash and bits do fly about.
  • Restaurants will be closed but arrosticini and sausages accompanied by mulled wine etc are available


16 January
15:00 - 23:30 CET
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Fara Filiorum Petri
Chiesa di S. Antonio Abate, Via San Antonio
Fara Filiorum Petri, Chieti 66010 Italy
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