Abruzzo’s purifying fire feste are legendary especially those lit in January to celebrate the Egyptian Saint Anthony Abbot and giving without asking
Don’t miss the chance to join the Marsican town of Collelongo’s traditional & very unique 4 century year old San’Antonio celebrations – songs, a glass or two of wine, a bowl of ‘cicerocchi’ and oranges!
If you’ve stayed at Santo Stefano di Sessanio’s Albergo Diffuso you will know the…
A birdie shaped stuffed Abruzzese pastry that celebrates San Antonio with an interesting history
Listen to a TV or Radio show with an Italian in it and you’d almost be surprised if he wasn’t called Tony, but do you know why or about Saint Anthony Abbot
Victory re-enactments come in all shapes and sizes across Abruzzo and Fara Filiorum Petri’s combustible one is one of the highlights. It is breathtakingly dramatic and very very loud, imagine 15 x 7 m high reed farchie interlaced with bangers being lit to celebrate an 18th-century defeat of the French!
Take a leap back into Abruzzo’s recent historical & sociological past through Azzinano’s emotive colourful blast via its unique open-air murals
The Wicker Man & Montezuma’s sacrificial Aztec fires popped into mind at first glance of Tossicia’s vast log pyramid ready to be lit in praise of San Antonio