Part 2 of our series on Janus and an excuse for highlighting some of the fabulous doors in Abruzzo!
Ladles at the ready, the snow has arrived which calls for rich and slippery pasta soupy dressings like Pasta, Fagioli e Cotiche so beloved in Colledimezzo (CH). This stunning town overlooks Lago Bomba and its community always serves this dish at their San Antonio Abate festivals
From 20 to 22 January “Lu Sand’Andonje” returns to Cermignano, a great winter festival dedicated to the cult of one of the most beloved saints of Abruzzo, Sant’Antonio Abate.
Colledimezzo invites you to join them to discover the local traditions associated with one of the most important saints celebrated across Abruzzo, San Antonio Abate!
January, a month of duality, of beginnings and ends, as illustrated so well by the depiction of the Roman two-faced God ‘Janus’ who uniquely had no Greek counterpart.
The small community of Opi dress up in traditional clothes at dusk and with hand-held flickering torches feast and light up the night the day after Epiphany.
Don’t miss the chance to join the Marsican town of Collelongo’s traditional & very unique communal celebration for the Egyptian hermit, San’Antonio Abate which dates back 4 centuries!
Victory re-enactments come in all shapes and sizes across Abruzzo and Fara Filiorum Petri’s combustible one is one of the highlights.
Pettorano sul Gizio’s delicious Polenta Ragnosa Sagra celebrates a unique type of polenta that was traditionally made and eaten by the workers of the village who were charcoal burners.
La Serenate delle Chezette is busking Scanno style. Through a simple serenade, your reward is a meal and company in the deep dark winter. It takes place on the eve of Epiphany (5th Jan), villagers hang up a sock and sing this traditional folk song called the Chezette.