From June 30th to July 8th, 2012 at Lake Piediluco returns (TR) the traditional celebrations of the summer solstice: the Festa delle Acque (Water Festival). The squares of the town by the lakeside "explode" of colour, music and events.
The celebration of the rites of summer solstice has its roots in the centuries, when the population of the lake decorated ritual boats to celebrate the aquatic deities. Today are modern allegory boats, true works of art. The Sfilata delle barche allegoriche (the Parade of allegorical boats) is scheduled on the evening of July 7th, 2012, beginning at 21:00, with a fireworks show that will begin approximately at 23:30.
But the modern Festa delle Acque is much more, and has become a real cultural festival, with theater and concerts: for “Racconti, miti, leggende” ("Tales, myths, legends'), July 5th and 6th, medieval market and field and theater on the streets; from July 1st to 8th, 2012 “Giochi della tradizione” ("Games of tradition"); from July 3rd to 8th, 2012 “Il Baccanale alla Rocca Albornoz” - At the Rocca Albornoz medieval music and tastings of local products; Piediluco in fiore (Piediluco in bloom) with alleys and balconies full of flowers in the streets and squares of Piediluco.
The 2012 Festa delle Acque is part of a broader calendar dedicated to the summer “nella terra delle acque” ("in the land of the waters"), to be more precise Piediluco, Marmore, Marmore Falls, Valnerina (Collestatte and Torre Orsina), Valdiserra, titled Tra Monti ed Acque Festival 2012 (2012 Between Mountains and Water Festival). The festival has got in the bill several events, demonstrations and activities in touch with the nature that take place for all the summer months in the main squares of the various countries involved, such as the Festival of Water Sports, always in Piediluco, from August 30th to September 2nd, 2012. The Feast of San Rocco and SanTeodoro in Torreorsina, pageants and tastings of typical products from August 16th to 28th, 2012, and also the Valserra Tour, hiking festival with events on Sundays in July and August.
Attached you will find the complete programme of 2012 Tra Monti ed Acque Festival.