Dal 12 al 19 Agosto 2012 a Montone (PG) torna (come ogni anno nella penultima settimana di Agosto, ndr) la “Donazione della Santa Spina nell’Antica Contea di Braccio Fortebraccio“, seconda ostensione annuale dopo quella del lunedì di Pasqua. La Donazione ha il patrocinio della “Commissione Nazionale Italiana per l’UNESCO”.

La Santa Spina è una reliquia molto importante, essendo una spina della corona di Gesù Cristo.
Leggenda narra che nel 1473 il Conte Carlo de Fortebracci, figlio di Braccio da Montone (conosciuto anche come Braccio Fortebraccio) e generale delle milizie della Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia, la ebbe come ricompensa dall’arciprete della villa di Tugnano per il suo contributo nello scacciare i Turchi dai confini veneti. Tornato a Montone regalò al popolo la Santa Spina, che venne poi posizionata nella chiesa di San Francesco dei Minori Conventuali.

Nella settimana dei festeggiamenti non si avrà soltanto la rievocazione storico-religiosa: i 3 Rioni di Montone (Porta del Borgo, Porta del Monte e Porta del Verziere) si sfideranno per aggiudicarsi il Palio, che è in onore della Castellana Margherita Malatesta di Rimini, moglie del Conte Carlo e reggente del borgo medioevale in sua assenza. Il Rione vincente, quello col maggior punteggio dopo la gara di tiro con l’arco e le rappresentazioni di scene di vita medioevale, nominerà Castellana di Montone quella del proprio Rione, precedentemente scelta. Le 3 Castellane verranno presentate domenica 12 Agosto alle 21:30 a Piazza Fortebraccio.

La gara di tiro con l’arco della Donazione della Santa Spina 2012 è prevista per martedì 14, 21:00 Rocca di Braccio. Il 15, 16 e 17 Agosto 2012, dalle 21:00, ci saranno i tre appuntamenti con le scene di vita medioevale.

Sabato 18 Chiusura dei Giochi e Proclamazione del Rione vincitore, mentre domenica 19, a partire dalle 17:00, centro storico, Gran Corteo Storico della Donazione della Santa Spina.

E per tutta la durata della rievocazione saranno in funzione le Taverne dei Rioni, giocoleria e musica per le strade.
Per il programma completo ed ulteriori informazioni vi rimandiamo al sito della Pro Loco di Montone.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

From August 12th to 19th, 2012 in Montone returns (like every year in the penultimate week of August, ed) the “Donazione della Santa Spina nell’Antica Contea di Braccio Fortebraccio” (“Gift of the Holy Thorn in the Ancient County of Braccio Fortebraccio“), the second annual exposition after the Easter Monday. The Donazione is under the patronage of the “Italian National Commission for UNESCO”.

The Holy Thorn is a very important relic, being a thorn crown of Jesus Christ.
Legend has it that in 1473 the Count Carlo de Fortebracci, son of Braccio da Montone (also known as Braccio Fotebraccio) and general of the militia of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, received the Thorn by the archpriest of the villa Tugnano as a reward for his contribution in driving the Turks out by the Venetian boundaries. Back in Montone he gave to the people the Holy Thorn, which was then placed in the church of San Francesco dei Minori Conventuali.

In the week of festivities will not have only the historical-religious reenactment: the 3 Rioni (districts) of Montone (Porta del Borgo, Porta del Monte and Porta del Verziere) will compete to win the Palio, which is in honor of the Castellana Margherita Malatesta of Rimini, the wife of Count Carlo and regent of the medieval village in his absence. The winner Rione, the one with the most points after the shooting with the bow and the representations of scenes of medieval life, will appoint Castellana di Montone the one of its District, previously chosen. The 3 Castellane will be presented Sunday, August 12th at 21:30 at Piazza Fortebraccio.

The archery competition of the 2012 Donazione della Santa Spina is scheduled for Tuesday 14th, 21:00 Rocca di Braccio. On August 15th, 16 and 17th, 2012, starting at 21:00, there will be the three rounds with the theatral scenes of medieval life.

Saturday 18th Closing of the Games and Proclamation of the winner Rione, while on Sunday 19th, 2012, from 17:00, old town centre, Grand Historical Parade of the Gift of the Holy Thorn.

And for the entire duration of the re-enactment will be operant the Taverne dei Rioni, juggling and music in the streets.
For a full schedule and more information, please consult the website of the Pro Loco di Montone.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

From August 12th to 19th, 2012 in Montone returns (like every year in the penultimate week of August, ed) the “Donazione della Santa Spina nell’Antica Contea di Braccio Fortebraccio” (“Gift of the Holy Thorn in the Ancient County of Braccio Fortebraccio“), the second annual exposition after the Easter Monday. The Donazione is under the patronage of the “Italian National Commission for UNESCO”.

The Holy Thorn is a very important relic, being a thorn crown of Jesus Christ.
Legend has it that in 1473 the Count Carlo de Fortebracci, son of Braccio da Montone (also known as Braccio Fotebraccio) and general of the militia of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, received the Thorn by the archpriest of the villa Tugnano as a reward for his contribution in driving the Turks out by the Venetian boundaries. Back in Montone he gave to the people the Holy Thorn, which was then placed in the church of San Francesco dei Minori Conventuali.

In the week of festivities will not have only the historical-religious reenactment: the 3 Rioni (districts) of Montone (Porta del Borgo, Porta del Monte and Porta del Verziere) will compete to win the Palio, which is in honor of the Castellana Margherita Malatesta of Rimini, the wife of Count Carlo and regent of the medieval village in his absence. The winner Rione, the one with the most points after the shooting with the bow and the representations of scenes of medieval life, will appoint Castellana di Montone the one of its District, previously chosen. The 3 Castellane will be presented Sunday, August 12th at 21:30 at Piazza Fortebraccio.

The archery competition of the 2012 Donazione della Santa Spina is scheduled for Tuesday 14th, 21:00 Rocca di Braccio. On August 15th, 16 and 17th, 2012, starting at 21:00, there will be the three rounds with the theatral scenes of medieval life.

Saturday 18th Closing of the Games and Proclamation of the winner Rione, while on Sunday 19th, 2012, from 17:00, old town centre, Grand Historical Parade of the Gift of the Holy Thorn.

And for the entire duration of the re-enactment will be operant the Taverne dei Rioni, juggling and music in the streets.
For a full schedule and more information, please consult the website of the Pro Loco di Montone.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

From August 12th to 19th, 2012 in Montone returns (like every year in the penultimate week of August, ed) the “Donazione della Santa Spina nell’Antica Contea di Braccio Fortebraccio” (“Gift of the Holy Thorn in the Ancient County of Braccio Fortebraccio“), the second annual exposition after the Easter Monday. The Donazione is under the patronage of the “Italian National Commission for UNESCO”.

The Holy Thorn is a very important relic, being a thorn crown of Jesus Christ.
Legend has it that in 1473 the Count Carlo de Fortebracci, son of Braccio da Montone (also known as Braccio Fotebraccio) and general of the militia of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, received the Thorn by the archpriest of the villa Tugnano as a reward for his contribution in driving the Turks out by the Venetian boundaries. Back in Montone he gave to the people the Holy Thorn, which was then placed in the church of San Francesco dei Minori Conventuali.

In the week of festivities will not have only the historical-religious reenactment: the 3 Rioni (districts) of Montone (Porta del Borgo, Porta del Monte and Porta del Verziere) will compete to win the Palio, which is in honor of the Castellana Margherita Malatesta of Rimini, the wife of Count Carlo and regent of the medieval village in his absence. The winner Rione, the one with the most points after the shooting with the bow and the representations of scenes of medieval life, will appoint Castellana di Montone the one of its District, previously chosen. The 3 Castellane will be presented Sunday, August 12th at 21:30 at Piazza Fortebraccio.

The archery competition of the 2012 Donazione della Santa Spina is scheduled for Tuesday 14th, 21:00 Rocca di Braccio. On August 15th, 16 and 17th, 2012, starting at 21:00, there will be the three rounds with the theatral scenes of medieval life.

Saturday 18th Closing of the Games and Proclamation of the winner Rione, while on Sunday 19th, 2012, from 17:00, old town centre, Grand Historical Parade of the Gift of the Holy Thorn.

And for the entire duration of the re-enactment will be operant the Taverne dei Rioni, juggling and music in the streets.
For a full schedule and more information, please consult the website of the Pro Loco di Montone.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

From August 12th to 19th, 2012 in Montone returns (like every year in the penultimate week of August, ed) the “Donazione della Santa Spina nell’Antica Contea di Braccio Fortebraccio” (“Gift of the Holy Thorn in the Ancient County of Braccio Fortebraccio“), the second annual exposition after the Easter Monday. The Donazione is under the patronage of the “Italian National Commission for UNESCO”.

The Holy Thorn is a very important relic, being a thorn crown of Jesus Christ.
Legend has it that in 1473 the Count Carlo de Fortebracci, son of Braccio da Montone (also known as Braccio Fotebraccio) and general of the militia of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, received the Thorn by the archpriest of the villa Tugnano as a reward for his contribution in driving the Turks out by the Venetian boundaries. Back in Montone he gave to the people the Holy Thorn, which was then placed in the church of San Francesco dei Minori Conventuali.

In the week of festivities will not have only the historical-religious reenactment: the 3 Rioni (districts) of Montone (Porta del Borgo, Porta del Monte and Porta del Verziere) will compete to win the Palio, which is in honor of the Castellana Margherita Malatesta of Rimini, the wife of Count Carlo and regent of the medieval village in his absence. The winner Rione, the one with the most points after the shooting with the bow and the representations of scenes of medieval life, will appoint Castellana di Montone the one of its District, previously chosen. The 3 Castellane will be presented Sunday, August 12th at 21:30 at Piazza Fortebraccio.

The archery competition of the 2012 Donazione della Santa Spina is scheduled for Tuesday 14th, 21:00 Rocca di Braccio. On August 15th, 16 and 17th, 2012, starting at 21:00, there will be the three rounds with the theatral scenes of medieval life.

Saturday 18th Closing of the Games and Proclamation of the winner Rione, while on Sunday 19th, 2012, from 17:00, old town centre, Grand Historical Parade of the Gift of the Holy Thorn.

And for the entire duration of the re-enactment will be operant the Taverne dei Rioni, juggling and music in the streets.
For a full schedule and more information, please consult the website of the Pro Loco di Montone.

Fabrizio Galeazzi