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Historical re-enactments and artistic events among the most famous Ligurian celebrations

While spending your holidays at the agriturismo Borgo Muratori in Diano Marina, you will have the pleasure of taking part in historical re-enactments and artistic events among the most famous Ligurian celebrations.

Festa dei Furgari – Taggia

In Taggia on February 12 you can take part in the famous Festa dei Furgari.

On the occasion of the celebrations for the patron saint of the city, St. Benedetto Revelli, the aim is to remember the escape of the threat of the city from a possible Saracen invasion.

Legend has it that in 900 AD, when the Ligurian coast was besieged by Saracen pirates, St. Benedetto Revelli, dreading an invasion, advised the population to light fires and wander around the country with lit torches.

The pirates, at the sight of the fire, believing that the city had already been conquered, they changed destination and the city was thus saved.

To remember the escaped danger, great fires are lit in the city squares and you wander through the old town with the “furgari”, a kind of torch filled with black powder that is shot in the air or on the ground, emitting a powerful light.

The celebrations then continue with the tasting of typical local products in each of the sixteen districts of the city.

Festa dei Furgari, Taggia, photo by primocanale

Aromatica – Diano Marina

In Diano Marina, every year in April the event “Aromatica” is held, dedicated to aromatic herbs such as basil, rosemary, mint, sage and thyme.

This event aims to give the right emphasis to typical products as well as to promote the territory, also proposing excellence of other cities.

The city will come alive with stands of various producers, conferences, culinary events, as well as tastings of many products thanks to the many stands of Ligurian street food.

Cervo ti Strega – Cervo

Between the end of June and the beginning of July Cervo hosts the event Cervo ti Strega, the final stage towards the award of the famous Strega prize for literature, which will be held among five finalists.

An unmissable event for lovers of books, since you can listen to many stories, immersed in the magical atmosphere of the city.

PercFest – Laigueglia

In Laigueglia, an important music festival is held: the PercFest. It is a musical event entirely dedicated to the world of percussion, created by the artistic director Rosario Bonaccorso who manages to reunite great jazz and percussion personalities both Italian and international..

International Chamber Music Festival, Cervo, photo by cervofestival

International Chamber Music Festival – Cervo

During summer, Cervo hosts the international chamber music festival; an event that includes numerous concerts of chamber music and cross over shows dedicated to a wide range of genres, as well as theatrical representations that will take place on the Sagrato dei Corallini and in the Parco Naturalistico del Ciapà.

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