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July 2015

July
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  • Altino (CH): Historical reenactment of wheat harvest (trebbiatura) with parade of traditional tools and carts
  • Atessa (CH): Rassegna Internazionale del folclore (end of the month)
  • Avezzano (AQ): Beer festival
  • Bisenti (TE): Sagra dell'Emigrante and Sagra della gastronomia Bizantina
  • Bomba (CH): Sagra del pesce (Fish festival)
  • Bussi sul Tirino (PE): BussinJazz, festival of Jazz music throughout the summer
  • Casacanditella (CH): Festa del pescatore (Fisherman's festival) with wine and trout festivals, dances, music
  • Casalincontrada (CH): Sagra della Marrocchia (festival of roasted ear of corn), a true Abruzzese speciality
  • Castellalto (TE): Castellarte, a series of artistic and musical events taking place in the ancient medieval citadel
  • Cepagatti (PE): Festival of bread, oil and tomato
  • Controguerra (TE): Sagra Enogastronomica (Festival of local food and wine
  • Corropoli (TE): Market fair of Agriculture and Food
  • Fossa (AQ): Festa del Vino (Wine festival)
  • Francavilla (CH): Beer Festival
  • Giulianova (TE): Sea Week Festival, with performances, music and (of course) sea food
  • Guardiagrele (CH): Festa della Majella
  • Isola del Gran Sasso d'Italia (TE): Beer festival
  • Martinsicuro (TE): "Città di Martinsicuro" Art Exhibition, throughout the month
  • Massa D'Albe (AQ): July Sagra del Formaggio Fraz. Forme
  • Miglianico (CH): "Miglianico Tour" footrace
  • Montorio al Vomano (TE): International Festival of Folk Music
  • Mosciano Sant'Angelo (TE): Sagra degli Gnocchi e della Gastronomia Abruzzese (festival of gnocchi and Abruzzese cuisine)
  • Mozzagrogna (CH): Sagra della Pasta al Tartufo (truffle pasta)
  • Oricola (AQ): Bean Festival
  • Ortona (CH): Sagra del Prosciutto e Melone (ham and melon festival)
  • Penna Sant'Andrea (TE): "Estadanze", a festival of folk dances, among which the celebrated "laccio d'amore", an ancient Abruzzese dance which took origin here, according to the tradition
  • Pescara (PE): International Jazz Festival and "Ennio Flajano" prize in theatre, literature, cinema and television
  • Pianella (PE): Feast of San Silvestro
  • Ripa Teatina (CH): Sagra delle Sagne
  • Sant'Eufemia a Maiella (PE): Feast of Santa Gioconda
  • Sant'Eusanio del Sangro (CH): Feast of Sant'Eusanio
  • San Vito Chietino (CH): Sagra dello Zuccotto
  • Sulmona (AQ): Giostra Cavalleresca, one of the most beautiful historical reconstruction in Abruzzo and Italy
  • Torre dei Passeri (PE): Sagra degli Arrosticini
  • Tollo (CH): Sagra del Vino (wine festival)
  • Villa Celiera (PE): Sagra of "maccheroni alla molinara" (hand made pasta without eggs)
  • Villa Sant'Angelo (AQ): Fish Festival, first week in July


  • Corvara (PE): Feast of the Sacrocuore and Madonna delle Grazie, continued to July 2
  • Montesilvano (PE): Feast of Sant'Antonio from Padua
  • Taranta Peligna (CH): Feast of Madonna della Valle, continuing to July 3, with a typical nocturnal procession to the sanctuary
  • Villa Santa Maria (CH): Feast of Madonna delle Grazie, continues the following day


  • Cagnano (AQ): Feast of St. Pelino (at Collicello)
  • Ortona dei Marsi (AQ): Feast of Santa Maria delle Grazie and Sant'Antonio
  • Palena (CH): Pilgrimage to the hermitage of Madonna dell'Altare
  • Roseto (TE): Feast of Sacro Cuore


  • Cermignano (TE) Wheat Harvest festival
  • Scurcola Marsicana (AQ): Feast of San Vincenzo and Sant'Antonio from Padua and Beer festival


  • Anversa degli Abruzzi (AQ): Feast of Madonna delle Grazie
  • Rocca Pia (AQ): Madonna del Casale, with "Gara del solco dritto" (who ploughs the straightest line)


  • Crognaleto (TE): Sagra del formaggio pecorino




  • Elice (PE): Sagra delle Scrippelle (a typical Abruzzese recipe similar to French crêpes, the festival continues through July 9 and 10


  • Calascio (AQ): Feast of the Assumption and St.Antonio
  • Collarmele (AQ): Feast of Santa Felicita and her seven martyr children


  • Colonnella (TE) Feast of Manocchi, dedicated to Maria SS del Suffragio
  • San Benedetto in Perillis (AQ): Feast of San Benedetto


  • Alfedena (AQ): Feast of Patron Saints Maria Salomè and Pietro the martyr
  • Civitella Alfedena (AQ): Feast of Santa Lucia
  • Roccaspinasalveti (AQ): Feast of San Pio
  • San Pio delle Camere (AQ): Feast of Patron San Pio
  • Villetta Barrea (AQ): Feast of San Vincenzo Ferreri


  • Paglieta (CH): Feast of San Giusto, continued through July 13 and 14
  • Pettorano sul Gizio (AQ): Feast od santa Margherita and San Benigno
  • Serramonacesca (PE): Festa dell'Emigrante, throughout the second week of July


  • Rocca di Cambio (AQ): Feast of Madonna del Rosario
  • Villamagna (CH): "I Saraceni", the siege by the saracens is commemorated, with the miraculous intervention of Santa Margherita


  • Bucchianico (CH): Feast San Camillo de Lellis
  • Sant'Omero (TE): Sagra del Baccalà


  • Cepagatti (PE): Feast of Madonna del Carmine
  • Cugnoli (PE): Feast of Madonna del Carmine (also the following day)
  • Pescasseroli (AQ): Feast of Madonna del Carmine (also the following day)
  • Sante Marie (AQ): Feast of patron saints
  • Tornareccio (CH): Feast of Madonna del Carmine, continuing the following day


  • Montefino (TE): Feast of Madonna del Carmine
  • Salle (CH): Feast of Beato (Blessed) Roberto da Salle
  • Scontrone (AQ): Feast of Madonna del Carmine


  • Montereale (AQ): Festa della Madonna del Carmelo


  • Cortino (TE): Sagra degli antichi sapori (festival of ancient food flavours)
  • Poggio Picenze (AQ): Feast of San Felice
  • Tossicia (TE): Feast of Santa Sinforosa




  • Civitella Messer Raimondo (CH): Throughout the last week of July, Tournament of "Ruzzola", an ancient game dating back to Roman times


  • Tortoreto (TE): Sagra Gastronomica, continues to July 28


  • Città Sant'Angelo (PE): Feast of San Felice and Sant'Antonio from Padua


  • Ancarano (TE): Sagra del Coniglio (rabbit festival) and of typical products, continues up to July 28
  • Civitella del Tronto (TE) International festival of Folk Music, continues through July 25 and 27
  • Dogliola (CH): Festa del Ringraziamento per il Raccolto (a kind of Thanksgiving) with procession of decorated carts and auction sale of gifts


  • Cagnano (AQ): Feast of St. Giacomo
  • Carsoli (AQ): Campionato di fisarmonica, con stands gastronomici (Accordion Championship, with gourmet stands)
  • Filetto (CH): Feast of San Giacomo
  • Moscufo (PE): Feast of Patron San Cristoforo
  • Pescara (PE): Feast of Sant'Andrea Apostolo, with a procession of fishing motorboats
  • Pescasseroli (AQ): Lamb Festival


  • Campli (TE): Sagra gastronomica
  • Canzano (TE): Feast of Sant'Anna, patron saint of women giving birth
  • Chieti (CH): Feast of Sant'Anna
  • Bussi sul Tirino (PE): Feast of Sant'Anna and San Pantaleone
  • Penne (PE): up to the end of the month, Trofeo Fonte Manente, a contest for players of "'ddu'bbotte", a traditional Abruzzese musical instrument


  • Frisa (CH): Feast of Santa Lucia and San Pantaleone
  • Miglianico (CH): Feast of San Pantaleone, which inspired both F.P.Michetti's paintings entitled "Il Voto" (The Vow) and one of D'Annunzio's short stories


  • Teramo (TE): "I Trionfi" historical reenactment in costume with allegorical waggons, Sagra del Prosciutto, Formaggio e Pane Casereccio (festival of ham, cheese and home-made bread)
  • Torricella Peligna (CH): Blues Festival
  • Sant'Omero (TE): Sagra de li Maccaru de le Machinà


  • Ancarano (TE): feast of San Sulpicio
  • Sant'Eusanio Forconese (AQ): Festival of "maccheroni alla mulinara"


  • Acciano (AQ)Sagra of arrosticini, truffle and wine
  • Giulianova (TE): Festival of popular bands
  • Picciano (PE): Sagra della Pizzonta


  • Colonnella (TE) Art ex-tempore exhibition, dedicated to Colonnella
  • Rosciano (CH): Feast of Sant'Antonio

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