Taggia, February 2009
There’s an important event that can’t be missed by all the historical reconstruction passionate in Taggia during the weekend of February 14th/15th and February 28th/March 1st . A calendar full of interesting events.
On February 14th there’s the traditional Saint Benedict bonfire and “furgari” (home made fireworks) festival. A jump into Taggia’s historical district animated by huge bonfires which bring back a legend that goes on through history, such as Saint Benedict saving the city from the Saracens by making the pirates believe the village had already been raided and burnt down.
On Saturday, February 28th, from 10 AM there will be the Medieval market along the main streets of Taggia. At 3 PM at the horse field of San Martino there’s there will be the historical reconstruction of the great battle, with dressed up historical groups facing one another.
In the evening at 9.30 PM by Piazza Reghezza, there’s a historical reconstruction of a military camp of the 1600’s with entertaining sing-a-longs and dances.
On Sunday, March 1st Taggia and its historical district will go back to AD 1625 with historical environments from 10 AM to 2 PM. There will be the exhibition of the historical groups from 2.30 PM to 4 PM and from 4 PM there will be the great Historical parade with dames, knights, princes and people, all rigorously dressed up with clothing inspired by the 17th century.
At 5.30 PM Grand Finale and prizes, each group will be evaluated by an attentive jury formed by historians, professors and experts.