Explore the best of our Abruzzo Event calendar this week and this month with our handy list of sagre, feste and events in Chieti, Pescara, Teramo and Aquila provinces. Click on any of the map’s pins to discover each fun-filled Abruzzo event that is local to you or deserving of a road trip! Alternatively, on the desktop version, scroll through the event flyers on the right and click thru to discover the event’s full details.
Good Friday in Penne, turn up the volume and listen to the choir singing La Miserere by Allegri.
Penne’s Venerdi Santo (Good Friday) procession is one of the riches of the Easter traditions in Abruzzo and dates back to 1570, the second oldest Good Friday procession in Abruzzo. Expect candle-lined streets and votive candles on house doorsteps as you walk up the hill and weave through the narrow streets behind the solemn funeral procession of the dead Christ.
The procession runs right through the historic centre, from Colle Sacro to Colle Castello from 19.00 after mass and back. Parking is surprisingly easy despite Penne being a popular town!
We will do our best to keep this calendar up to date, however in the case of last-minute cancellations due to adverse weather conditions, Covid outbreaks and so forth this may not always be possible. In these cases, you should contact the event organiser for a refund as we are not responsible for the events on the calendar, only compiling them into an easy list. As soon as we have news from an organiser when any event will be rescheduled we will update the calendar accordingly.
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