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April
 

There's a religious procession and prayers in virtually every town in Italy on Good Friday: the "Via Crucis". Sometimes with a re-enactment of the Christ's passion: Roman soldiers, Hebrew priests and the two thieves either side of Christ as he carries the heavy wooden cross on his shoulders, such as that in Civitavecchia ("processione del Cristo Morto").

Easter Sunday, on the other hand, is a day of joy and celebration, especially in Arlena di Castro, Tarquinia and Montalto di Castro ("Festa della Madonna della Vittoria") "Santa Ferminia".

Also in April, the medieval "Giostra delle Contrade" in Tarquinia and the "Antica fiera dei campanelli" in Acquapendente.


Processione del Cristo Morto
Civitavecchia
Hooded men with chains around their ankles re-enact the episode when Pope Pius VI granted the Order of "Arciconfraternita dell'Orazione e Morte" the right to pardon three men sentenced to death on Good Friday. The men were hooded in order to protect their identities, then three were chosen at random and set free.

Antica fiera dei Campanelli
Acquapendente
Today this is a typical farming community's country fair , but dates back to 1150 when pilgrims travelling along the Via Francigena, on their return from the Holy Land, used to stop off to sell objects from the East and holy relics. Bells (campanelli) hung from the necks of their beasts of burden to attract the locals' attention

Giostra delle Contrade
Tarquinia
24th April. Italian pageantry at its best: historical processions (Saturday and Sunday) in mediaeval costume, mediaeval jousting on the Saturday between the five town quarters, including attempts to thread a lance through a ring, flag throwing displays, music and a mediaeval supper in costume.
The pageant recalls the final rout from Tarquinia of the Moors who plagued the coast until the 10th Century.

Giostra dell'allume
Allumiere

 
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