Acquacotta scapiccolata and so much history. A Nepi the Palio of Saracino comes to life!
History and legend, cuisine and entertainment in an irresistible mix that evokes a glorious past: from 31 May to 15 June Nepi opens its doors to the nineteenth edition of the "Palio del Saracino". An event that traces the major events that occurred in the "city of water" in the province of Viterbo, the war against the Saracens to the popular uprisings in the Middle Ages, to the greeting of the population to Lucrezia Borgia, who in 1499 took possession of the castle. A period in which sinks the most heroic and noble roots nepesine and that for 15 days you can relive all the historic center of the town, Porta a Porta Romana Nica, the Cathedral to the main square, until of course the Castle of Borgia between historical parades, pageants and contests between archery and horse riding.
Great space will be given to the local gastronomy: every night taverns and inns of the four districts - Santa Croce, San Biagio, Santa Maria and La Rocca - will be open and ready to serve the dishes of local cuisine in a medieval flair . And so the visitors can go back in time and really try unique dishes and genuine as the salami and smoked scapicollata, acquacotta vegetables and spuntafusi (a particular type of dough with flour and water) with meat sauce, and yet the lamb cacciatore or the piglet to pork, to desserts and wines of Tuscia.
The "Palio del Saracino" gets underway Saturday, May 31 with dinner propitiatory "At the dinner table of the Borgias" organized inside the castle, the Contrada Santa Croce winner of the Palio, 2013, and will end on Sunday, June 15th with a spectacular procession historical closing consisting of hundreds of people parading through the town decked out wearing beautiful costumes, accompanied by the roll of drums, from the braying of trumpets and the evolution of the flag.
But the rich program includes many attractive events such as the reading of the contract for the match of the Archers and Knights to their Contradas June 1, the popular uprising and the stroke of the rams the next day.
The flagship event of the Palio of Saracino, on 7 and 8 May, is the historical re-enactment "Lucrezia and Nepi" a theater of startling suggestion that the direction of John records Anfuso Catania who has previously worked with Streheler Puggelli and Mauri.
May 7th there will always spectacular play of light to the ramparts of the fortress Borgiana 7, and yet the Race of the Archers 8 and the Carousel Horse 14 June valid for the allocation of Palio.
In 1499, handing over the keys of the city to Lucrezia Borgia represented symbolically Nepi for the transition from the Middle Ages Modern Era. Among streams, sources of mineral waters and also sulfur still today in the name of the town that bears the mark of his ancestral link with this element of nature ("nepa" in the Etruscan language means "water") offers visitors the chance to spend a weekend immersed in unspoilt nature and in an area rich in history. The surrounding landscape is characterized by Nepi Gorges - which the locals call "Cavoni" - fascinating gorges millennial erosion. Within the country, in addition to the Rocca dei Borgia, guests can visit the picturesque aqueduct, completed in 1727, and the cathedral with its five naves of the twelfth century and the crypt to 12 columns. Right in the center of Nepi, the town square is decorated with a fountain by Bernini and the homonymous palace designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger.
WIN OF THE YEAR 2014 PROGRAM SARACINO XIX EDITION
Saturday, May 31, 2014
20.30 Dinner propitiatory "At the dinner table of the Borgias" organized within the castle, the Contrada Santa Croce won the Palio in 2013.
Sunday, June 1
9.30 Challenge archery "ANCIENT CITY '" race valid for the championship of the Italian Federation Shooting Bow Historical and Traditional.
18 Hours Rosary Church. SOLEMN MASS with Gregorian Chant Choral Antiqua Viva. Sgamuffa M Mo and Mo E. Piattella. OFFER OF THE OATH OF ADVANCE CERI.
20 Hours of Court of the Borgia Castle.
READING THE CONTRACT and Bussolo 's combination of the Archers and Knights to their respective Contrada.
MONDAY 'June 2
18.30 popular uprising and STROKE OF RAMS
THURSDAY 'June 5
20 hour opening Taverne LA ROCCA AND SAN BIAGIO with animations and entertainment.
FRIDAY 'June 6
19.30 Race Race Running of the Districts in the Old Town (Relay)
Saturday, June 7th
21.30 HISTORICAL PROCESSION
22 Hours "Lucrezia A NEPI" - Free reenactment inspired by the passage from Nepi of Lucrezia Borgia in 1499. Directed by John Anfuso.
23 Hours to the ramparts of the fortress Borgiana SPECTACULAR GAMES OF LIGHT Fireworks company of Nepi.
Sunday, June 8th
11 hours - In the Hall of the Palazzo Comunale Noble CONFERENCE
18 Hours In Court Borgiana NOTICE OF ARCHERS valid for the allocation of Palio.
21 Hours REPLICA HISTORICAL PROCESSION AND ENTERTAINMENT "Lucrezia A NEPI" Directed by John Anfuso.
THURSDAY 'June 12
Open 20 Hours Taverne SANTA MARIA AND THE HOLY CROSS with animation and entertainment.
FRIDAY 'June 13
21.30 CHALLENGE TAMBURINI of 4 Contradas
Followed by: POPULAR GAMES
Saturday, June 14
18 Hours CAROUSEL HORSES valid for the allocation of Palio.
21 Hours Piazza del Comune LIVING CHESS GAME
Sunday, June 1
20.30 HISTORICAL PROCESSION OF CLOSURE WITH ASSIGNMENT OF WIN
Every night from 1/6 to 6/15 in 4 Contradas will open taverns where you can taste typical dishes and kitchen Nepesina