Every year in May, the TRECENTESCA is celebrated in the Morimondo Abbey , it is a well known historical event that wants people to relive the battle of Casorate in 1356. In this day the Visconti army in Milan won against the imperial alliance of Carlo IV. The reconstruction is impressive and there will be the construction of the medieval camp with the knights, carpenters, merchants, artisans, women and children, all with medieval costumes to give a demonstration of the daily life of that time. During the day you can admire historical groups coming from all the Italian regions and from abroad, see medieval tournaments and the reproduction of the battle, which attires adults and children.
CINEMA IN CASCINA
In June, in Caremma, there’s the cultural festival CINEMA IN CASCINA, a film festival with outdoor screenings in the countryside. In addition to the films in the programme, people can have appetizers and dinners with typical menus of that area and in the same time they can discover the agricultural lifestyle that people had in the countryside in Lombardy.
FESTA DEL TEATRO PANE E MATE
During the first days of June, in Fallavecchia, adults and children take part to FESTA DEL TEATRO PANE E MATE. The theater group Pane e Mate organizes this festival every year, it is a way to show people their activity which is done all the year. The theater set involves both adults and teenagers to let them be creative and use recycled materials to create unusual objects, take part to theater and musical workshops, places where art is experienced in a multi-sensory and complete level. Diversity is the keyword of this festival and of the work of the group, for a theater full of emotions.
MUSICA E SAPORI
In September and October, for those who love classical music, there’s the MUSICA E SAPORI, a journey through the Terre dei Navigli full of concerts organized by the Milan Conservatory. The events are organized in the towns in the area. Each event incusse an aperitif and the concert and some workshops for children are often organized. This mix of music and gastronomy attracts many visitors between the music lovers and those who approach to the classical music (priceless heritage of our country) for the first time.
In the last weekend of November, Abbiategrasso town is worth a visit for the ABBIATEGUSTO festival, where you can taste typical products in Lombardia, especially the ones that are produced in autumn. Thanks to this food and wine festival, which is a national event, in addition to the tasting of typical dishes, you will have the possibility to take part to original and interesting food workshops, to learn how to cook the dishes and how to recognize the ingredients of the tradition. The town is also full of markets and shops with typical handmade products and the monuments are open to visitors to show off their beauties.