In Stroncone, a few kilometers from Terni, is back for the 31st time the Agosto Stronconese, container of events amongs historical and religious re-enactments dedicated to the Patron Saint of the village, Beato Antonio Vici da Stroncone, wine and food by the Pro Loco and by the 3 Contrade (districts) of the village (Arch, Castle and Saint Lucia), live bands and cover bands. From August 18th to September 1st, 2012.
The 2012 Agosto Stronconese will start at 19:00 on Saturday, August 18th, 2012 with the opening of the exhibition of handicrafts and local products inside the town. At 19:30 will open the "Locanda dei Briganti" in Piazza S. Nicolò. Open every day of the event, except Monday, August 20th, 2012, the day of solemn religious procession from the convent of S. Franci in honor of the Blessed Antonio Vici. Note how the typical local dishes will be served by young waiters in nineteenth-century costumes.
3 will be religious-historical re-enactments, as well as traditional crafts and the procession:
- Rescritto Imperiale (Imperial Edict). Historical reenactment of the involving events that, in 1809 under the guidance of Father Angelico Coletti, led to the departure of 20 young Stronconesi to Assisi, to bring back to his hometown the incorrupt body of the beloved and revered Blessed. From 21:30 at Piazza della Libertà on the opening day of the event, Saturday 18th;
- Changing of the Guard with tambourines and home guards in period costume. 20, 21, 25 and August 31st, 2012 at 19:00, Piazza della Libertà;
- Historical Parade. Historical re-enactment, in costumes of 1809, OF the return of Father Angelico Coletti and of the twenty young Stronconesi from Assisi with the incorrupt body of the Blessed Antonio Vici. San Lorenzo - Stroncone, Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 21:30.
Each of the 3 Contrade will organize a full day, combining a different "mini-food festival" with theater, music, entertainment for children and tournaments. The day of the Contrada dell'Arco (of the Arch) will be August 19th, 2012; the Contrada Castello (Castle) will be "in charge" Friday, August 24th, 2012; Sunday, August 26th, 2012 a day organized by the Contrada Santa Lucia.
Also, Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 from 21:30 will go up on the stage at Piazza della Libertà the Altoforno.
For the full schedule of 2012 Agosto Stronconese we refer to the .Pdf file attached.