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The night of Fanove

Largo Porta Grande, Castellana Grotte Bari, Italy

Lighting the grandiose "Fanove" in honor of Maria SS of Vetrana, 324 th anniversary of the liberation from the plague Info tourist portal www.comune.castellanagrotte.ba.it/turismo Infotel 080 4900228 In the heart of the Murgia karst, on the outskirts of Valle d ' Itria trulli and the Adriatic Sea, the quaint town of Castellana Grotte, known worldwide for its beautiful tourist caves underground, celebrates after Christmas, Sunday, January 11, one of the oldest festivals of Puglia: the Night of Bonfire. The bonfires (also called Fanove), signs of gratitude, of celebration and jubilation popular, come to remember every year the miraculous intercession of Our Lady of Vetrana in the town of Castellana Grotte. Come on many city streets in the evening of 11 January. Some, indeed mammoth, such as the square of the matrix St. Leo the Great, burn many tons of wood, releasing and throwing up, in the dark night, a thousand sparks symbolizing the popular gratitude toward the sky. People crowded the streets, staying ecstatic at the sight of towering flames, and participating in the traditional Marian hymn "You are the people, joy and peace." As in any great popular festival, there 'then the gastronomic part. All do not mind being groped by tasting bagels, roasted chick peas and beans, nuts and a glass of wine. All this is offered with generosity to those who set up the "fanova". If there are more than a hundred in the whole city, in suburban neighborhoods and districts of the country. Suggestive then the initiative of millers castellanesi, which make visitors enjoy bonfires their new oil and genuine with whom are seasoned bruschetta with tomatoes typical "hanging", held since the summer. The most ancient tradition prescribed that you ate warmed in hot ashes of the campfire, "sarôche the scartapìjete", salted dried fish and smoked, seasoned with plenty of oil and accompanied by bread. Of course the burning procured by fish required a good dose of red wine primitive, in the jargon is called "wine soon." The next day, January 12, the statue of the Madonna of Vetrana is taken with a solemn procession in the city and remains a few days in the Mother Church for the veneration of the faithful grateful that many visit it. Visit Castellana Grotte also means staying in one of the many hotels and bed & breakfast in the area, which offers multiple choices depending on your taste: countryside, seaside, city, area caves. For more info visit www.comune.castellanagrotte.ba.it/turismo and www.comitatofestepatronali.it

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il 11 January 2015



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