Magic in the Medieval Village
Magie nel Borgo
Next edition dates to be announced (the event was last held in 2014)
Masserano (Biella, Piemonte)
itinerant dinner and performances of other times… the Borgo di Masserano will magically turn into a medieval village animated by magicians, witches, musicians, flag-wavers and archers…
Geographical, cultural and historical context
Masserano is a town located in the far southeast of the province of Biella, in region Piedmont, about 70 km from Turin and 12 km from Biella. The surroundings include a special clay flat terrain, called "Baragge", characterized by the presence of grass ("Molina cerulean"), heath, mountain arnica, and sparse trees (birch, poplar and sessile oak), one of the last examples of European savannah, protected now thanks to the creation of a "natural reserve", where to admire different species of animals and plants, and to enjoy excursions on foot or horseback.
Event description and programme
At the annual historical festival, for a long night, Masserano goes back to its former glory, at the time of princes and knights, turning into a medieval village led by wizards, witches, fortune tellers, musicians, fire-eaters, flag wavers, bridesmaids, knights, archers, falconers and many other costumed characters. Inside the enchanted streets, in the most characteristic corners of the town are set up markets of medieval craftsmen and hacks, military camps with ancient knightly jousting, themed theater ... and much more! Throughout the evening the official currency of the village is the "Testoni," the old currency of the Principality of Masserano. Thanks to a “touring dinner” around ancient houses, visitors can enjoy drinks and dishes from medieval and Piedmontese cuisine. And after dinner and the full immersion in the magic of the old village, a last spell takes place at midnight with a wonderful firework show.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Magie nel Borgo event web page and organization
Associazione Turistica Pro Loco Masserano
Address: Via Roma, 122 - 13866 Masserano (Biella), Italy
Tel./Fax: +39 015 9517003
Masserano Town Council / Comune di Masserano
Address: Via Roma, 190 - 13866 Masserano (Biella), Italy
Tel.: +39 015/96927 - Fax: +39 015 96924
Image: Associazione Turistica Pro Loco Masserano
Text: Associazione Turistica Pro Loco Masserano, Wikipedia, Masserano Town Council
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