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August 2015

August
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  • Aielli, (AQ): Sagra degli amaretti (typical almond biscuits)
  • Avezzano (AQ): early in August, Festival of "pasta e ceci", with folk games and shows
  • Barisciano (AQ): Potato festival, with a traditional donkey race ("Palio degli Asini")
  • Barrea (AQ): Feast of Santa Maria delle Grazie (emigrants come back on the occasion)
  • Bolognano (PE): Feast of Sacro Cuore
  • Bucchianico (CH): Festival of figs and "pernill" (roasted ham)
  • Cagnano (AQ): First week in August, Boar Festival
  • Calascio (AQ): Sagra del Pecorino (Sheep cheese festival)
  • Campo di Giove (AQ): Sagra del "pappone", polenta con patate, pane e pancetta (a dish with maize flour, bread and bacon)
  • Cansano (AQ): Sagra dell'Agnello e del Formaggio (Lamb and Cheese festival), first week in August
  • Canzano (TE): Exhibition of antique agricultural machines, Rendez-vous of classical and antique motorcycles
  • Capestrano (AQ): Sagra della Trota (Trout festival), first half of the month
  • Castel Frentano (CH): Art exhibitions, sports events, wine and local food festivals throughout the month.
  • Castellafiume (AQ): "Pasta e Fagioli" Festival, end of the month
  • Castelli (TE): "Agosto a Castelli", a Market Fair of traditional ceramics along the streets of the village
  • Casalbordino (CH): Sagra delle Vongole (Clam festival) with a parade of boats on the Lido
  • Castelvecchio Calvisio (AQ): Sagra della Cicerchia ("Cicerchia" festival, the cicerchia is a kind of bean)
  • Celano (AQ): Sagra del Tartufo (Truffle Festival), first week in August
  • Città Sant'Angelo (PE): Festivals of "scrippelle", beer and pizza
  • Civitella Roveto (AQ): festival of"quagliatelli"
  • Cermignano (TE) Estate Cermignanese, a whole program of events, among which the celebrated "Sagra delle Fregnacce"
  • Colledara (TE) second half of the month, Sagra della Porchetta and Contest of "Ddu'Bbotte", a typical Abruzzese instrument, and of the accordion
  • Corropoli (TE): first half of the month, Palio delle Botti (barrels are pushed up a hill) and costume parade, also Market Fair of Craftswork; second half of the month, International Folk Review
  • Fossa (AQ): Second week in August, Sagra della Bistecca (Steak Festival)
  • Fresagrandinaria (CH): Sagra della Porchetta (Roasted young pork) and Festa dell'Emigrante
  • Gamberale (CH): Feast of San Lorenzo
  • Goriano Sicoli (AQ): First half of the month, Festival of the "ciambella gorianese"
  • Guardiagrele (CH): Market Fair of Abruzzese craftswork
  • Introdacqua (AQ): First half of the month, Festival of "porchetta" and "prosciutto"
  • Lecce dei Marsi (AQ): Sagra dell'agnello (Lamb festival)
  • Manoppello (PE): Sagra del Pecorino (hard sheep cheese)
  • Massa d'Albe (AQ): Sagra della Coda alla Vaccinara and Sagra dello Spiedino
  • Miglianico (CH): Wine festival
  • Nocciano (PE): Festivals of "Porchetta" (slices cut from a roasted young pork) and "Sagna e Fagioli" (a soup based on beans and roughly cut, hand-made pasta pieces)
  • Notaresco (TE): International Tournament of "Bocce" (first half of the month)
  • Ortona (CH): Sagra della Triglia (mediterranean blue fish)
  • Ortucchio (AQ): Frog fair
  • Pereto (AQ): Feast of San Giorgio
  • Poggio Picenze (AQ): Sagra degli "spizzichi" (white pasta with mutton meat)
  • Pollutri (CH): Sagra dell'Uva e del Vino (festival of wine and grapes)
  • Pescosansonesco (PE): Feast of the Assunta
  • Prata d'Ansidonia (AQ): Festival of gnocchi and saffron rice
  • Quadri (CH): Settimana Quadrese: festivals, music, stands
  • Rocca San Giovanni (CH): Festivals of the Emigrant, of Nature, and Accordion
  • Rosello (CH): Gastronomic festival "Arritruvemmece a la piazza" (let's go for a reunion at the square)
  • Roseto (TE): Sagra del Vino (wine festival)
  • Scurcola Marsicana (AQ): Festivals, concerts etc throughout the month
  • Secinaro (AQ): Feast of San Nicola, Sant'Antonio, San Rocco and Santa Maria
  • Sant'Eusanio del Sangro (CH): Sagra della Papera (Duck festival)
  • San Vito Chietino (CH): Sagra del Pesce Fritto (fried fish festival)
  • Schiavi d'Abruzzo (CH): Sagra del Tartufo (truffle festival)
  • Torano Nuovo (TE): National Volleyball Tournament
  • Trasacco (AQ): Fair/exibition of agricultural tools
  • Torricella Peligna (CH): International lyrical contest "Vincenzo Bellini", Sagra degli Arrosticini e della Pasta, Agritour festival, feasts od San Marziale, San Domenico and San Rocco
  • Tossicia (TE): Sagra of Timballo aprutino and Bruschetta
  • Vasto (CH): Toson d'Oro, historical reenactment in medieval costumes
  • Villamagna (CH): Representation of the miracle of Santa Margherita, who helped the Villamagnese to reject a Turkish invasion
  • Villa Sant'Angelo (AQ): Sport festival, second week in August


  • Capistrello (AQ): Sagra delle fragole e festa della montagna (Strawberry and mountain festival)
  • Capitignano (AQ): Raduno degli alpini, in una piccola chiesa di campagna (Alpini reunion in a small country church)
  • Corvara (PE): Wheat harvest festival
  • Fallo (CH): Feast of San Giovanni Ferreri
  • Luco dei Marsi (AQ): Feast of SS. Antonio and Rocco, and Madonna delle Grazie
  • Montazzoli (CH): Sagra della Pasta e Fagioli (a soup made with hand-made pasta and beans)
  • Orsogna (CH): Feast of Madonna degli Angeli, continued the following day
  • Ovindoli (AQ): Feast of Saints Sebastiano, Vincenzo and Antonio
  • Rocca di Mezzo (AQ): "Gara del Solco Dritto", a contest among the young men to marry the most beautiful girl in the place
  • San Pio delle Camere (AQ): Sagra delle Fregnacce
  • Sant'Eusanio Forconese (AQ): Feast of Madonna del Castello
  • Tollo (CH): Feast of Madonna del Rosario, with a reenactment of the 1566 battle between Tollo and the Saracens, when the Tollese were saved by the Virgin Mother after throwing watermelons and macaroni against the invaders
  • Tornimparte (AQ): Sagra del prosciutto


  • Bisenti (TE): Celebration in honor of Madonna degli Angeli, with a procession of women in traditional costumes bringing offers
  • Canzano (TE): Exhibition of ancient and contemporary lacework, Sagra of the celebrated "canzanese" turkey
  • Capitignano (AQ): Feast of the Madonna degli Angeli
  • Castel Frentano (CH): Feast of Santo Stefano, continues the following day
  • Cellino Attanasio (TE): Feast of madonna degli Angeli
  • Fallo (CH): Feast of Madonna del Soccorso
  • Santo Stefano di Sessanio (AQ): Feast of Santo Stefano and Sant'Isidoro


  • Collecorvino (PE): Festival of "Trescatura", in commemoration of ancient wheat harvesting and treshing
  • Lettopalena (CH): Feasts of San Vincenzo and Madonna dell'Assunta, lasting throughout the first week
  • Montenerodomo (CH): Feast of Saints Antonio and Fedele, with Lamb, Sausages and Prosciutto Festivals, lasting throughout the first week of August
  • Rocca Santa Maria (TE): Sagra del fungo porcino e pecora alla "callara" (boletus and pot-boiled mutton festival)
  • Sant'Omero (TE): Sagra della Birra (Beer festival)
  • Tortoreto (TE): Abbuffata di Pesce (Fish feasting) throughout the first week of August


  • Brittoli (PE): Feast of Madonna della Neve
  • Bugnara (AQ): Feast of Madonna della Neve, continues the following day
  • Castellafiume (AQ): Feast of Madonna della Neve and Madonna dell'Oriente (Pagliara), Arrosticini Festival
  • Farindola (PE): Sagra del Pecorino (Hard sheep cheese)
  • Giuliano Teatino (CH): Feast of Madonna della Neve
  • Montesilvano (PE): Feast of Madonna della Neve
  • Pizzoferrato (CH): Feast of patron San Domenico


  • Castel del Monte (AQ): Rassegna ovina (Sheep exhibition) at Campo Imperatore
  • Castel Frentano (CH): Feast of "donativi"
  • Fagnano Alto (AQ): Sagra del tartufo, con giochi, musica e balli popolari - Truffle festival with music, dances and folk games
  • Gioia dei Marsi (AQ): Feast of San Salvatore and Madonna delle Grazie
  • Sant'Eusanio Forconese (AQ): Feast of Madonna della Neve
  • Castel del Monte (AQ): At Fonte Vetica, on the Campo Imperatore plateau, gathering of all the sheep ot the area
  • Tornimparte (AQ): Feast of Madonna della Neve, at Barano


    San Donato is celebrated in many places: Alanno (PE), Castiglione Messer Raimondo (TE), Cepagatti (PE), Fossacesia (CH)


  • Castel del Monte (AQ): Feast of Patron San Donato
  • Castel di Ieri (AQ): Feast of Patron San Donato
  • Celenza sul Trigno (CH): feast of San Donato with parade of women carrying gifts to the sanctuary, religious songs and procession of faithfuls
  • Giulianova (TE): Buskers' (street artists) Festival, continues to August 11
  • Pescocostanzo (AQ): Feast of San Felice
  • Roccaraso (AQ): Feast of Sant'Ippolito
  • Tione degli Abruzzi (AQ): Feast of San Pancrazio
  • Bomba (CH): Feast of San Donato


  • Arielli (CH): Feast of Madonna delle Grazie
  • Ateleta (AQ): Sagra dell'Agnello (Lamb Festival)
  • Basciano (TE): Sagra del Prosciutto abruzzese and "ddù botte" Festival, a competition among players of this Abruzzese instrument, with a parade of allegorical carts
  • Casalanguida (CH): Feast of San Donato
  • Giulianova (TE): Feast of Madonna del Portosalvo, with a traditional sea procession, continues to August 14
  • Fontecchio (AQ): Feast of San Biagio
  • Villavallelonga (AQ): Sagra della pecora (Mutton festival) at Prati d'Angro


  • Arsita (TE): Sagra del Coatto (a traditional mutton dish)
  • Gessopalena (CH): Wheat harvest festival with costume parade
  • Montereale (AQ): Sagra della trota, con gara di pesca sportiva
  • Villa Santa Maria (CH): Feast of Madonna del Basilico, continued through August 11


  • Abbateggio (PE): Feast of San Lorenzo
  • Farindola (PE): Festa della Montagna (Mountain festival) continued to Aug 11
  • Gagliano Aterno (AQ): Feast of Sant'Antonio and San Martino, continued to 11 August
  • Gamberale (CH): Feast of San Lorenzo with Sagra della Pecora (Mutton Festival)
  • Lucoli (AQ): Feast of San Lorenzo
  • Pineto (TE): from August 10 to 12, feast of San Gabriele
  • Pizzoli (AQ): Feast of San Lorenzo
  • Scanno (AQ): Feast of San Lorenzo


  • Colledimacine (CH): Feast of patron Saint Mariano
  • Tione degli Abruzzi (AQ): Feast of San Cesidio and San Prospero
  • Roio del Sangro (CH): Feast of San Filippo


  • Carpineto SInello (CH): Feast of San Vincenzo
  • Cellino Attanasio (TE): Sagra del Tartufo (Truffle festival) continues to August 13 and 14
  • Colonnella (TE): Festival of local food and wine, continues up to August 18
  • Palmoli (CH): Sagra della ventricina e dello spezzatino palmolese (a DOC local dish)


  • Cepagatti (PE): Feast of Saints Rocco and Lucia, with parade of traditional carts and Palio dei Saraceni, continuing through August 16
  • Civitella del Tronto (TE) "A la corte de lo Governatore", historical re-enactment of a medieval banquet in costume inside the fortress, continues to August 16
  • Ofena (AQ): Exhibition of Montepulciano wine
  • Prezza (AQ): Feast of Sant'Emidio and San Rocco


  • Cansano (AQ): Feast of patron saints San Rocco and San Donato
  • Capistrello (AQ): Sagra della "marrocca" (at nearby Corcumello)
  • Castiglione a Casauria (PE): Feast of Madonna della Croce
  • Corfinio (AQ): Corteo storico in costume romano
  • Martinsicuro (TE): Sea Festival, with procession of fishing boats
  • Oricola (AQ): Festival of snails ("escargons")
  • San Demetrio nei Vestini (AQ): Bread festival
  • Scanno (AQ): Festival of the "Catenaccio", reenactment of an ancient marriage rite, with folk music and dances in traditional costumes
  • Scontrone (AQ): Feast of Madonna della Neve and Sagra of lasagne and fagioli


    The Madonna dell'Assunta is celebrated this day in many places: Balsorano (AQ), Bisegna (AQ), Caporciano (AQ), Caramanico Terme (PE), Castel Frentano (CH), Collelongo (AQ), Colledimezzo (CH), Caramanico Terme (PE), Pietracamela (TE), Treglio (CH), Tortoreto (TE), Valle Castellana (TE)

    Other festivals on this day:

  • Atessa (CH): Ferragosto Atessano, continuing through the 18th
  • Atri (TE): Sagra delle Anguille (Eel festival) and Maggiolata, a train of traditional oxen-drawn waggons and folk groups
  • Bellante (TE): Feast of Santa Maria in Herulis
  • Canistro (AQ): Feast of San Giovanni Battista
  • Cappelle sul Tavo (PE): Palio delle Pupe, a competition with female carton figures, representing the various districts, which are made to dance and then burned.
  • Cappadocia (AQ) Feast of San Biagio and Santa Margherita
  • Carapelle Calvisio (AQ): Festa dell'Emigrante (Emigrant's festival)
  • Casacanditella (CH): Festa della Madonna dell'Assunta: in a procession the statue of San Gregorio Papa is carried towards the statue of the Virgin and there is a group of "virginelle" all dressed in white and covered in flowers
  • Castel Castagna (TE): Cattle exhibition at Santa Maria di Ronzano
  • Castellafiume (AQ): Feast of Sant'Antonio da Padova and San Giovanni Battista
  • Castelli (TE): Lancio del piatto (Plate throwing) on the river Leomogna, a traditional folk game
  • Montebello di Bertona (PE): Festival of traditional food
  • Ortona (CH): "Maggiolata", parade of traditional carts and folk songs
  • Popoli (CH): Trout festival and Cronoscalata "Svolte di Popoli" (car race opened to all categories from the plains of Popoli to the top of a 10 km winding road leading up to the mountain, which every year is a popular destination for all professionals and amateurs)
  • Ripa Teatina (CH): Sagra di Ferragosto: music, dances, gastronomic stands
  • Roccaspinasalveti (AQ): Festival of Agnello alla brace
  • Sant'Egidio alla Vibrata (TE): Fiera dell'Assunta (market fair)
  • Torano Nuovo (TE): Sagra of Wine, Sausages and Cheese, and Exhibition of provincial DOC wines
  • Torrebruna (CH): Feast of San Placido
  • : Feast of the Assunta, continuing the following day
  • Tortoreto (TE): Boat parade in honor of the Assumption
  • Vasto (CH): Feast of Santa Maria Stella Maris
  • Villetta Barrea (AQ): Feast of Santa Barbara


    San Rocco is celebrated on this day, especially in: Bisegna (AQ), Cagnano (AQ), Collelongo (AQ), Borrello (CH), Civitaluparella (CH), Colledimezzo (CH), Montazzoli (CH), Mozzagrogna (CH), Orsogna (CH), Picciano (PE), Pietracamela (TE), Taranta Peligna (CH), Torrevecchia Teatina (CH)

    Other festivals of the day:

  • Castiglione a Casauria (PE): Feast of san Rocco and Sagra della Porchetta
  • Cappelle sul Tavo (PE): Contest of "'ddu 'bbotte", an Abruzzese traditional musical instrument.
  • Cupello (CH): The Emigrant's festival, with the typical "ndrocchie" (a special type of hand-made pasta)
  • Frisa (CH): Sagra del Prosciutto, melone and bruschetta (ham, melon and roasted seasoned slice of bread) continued throughout the month
  • Paglieta (CH): Sagra del Dolce (festival of cakes etc)
  • Pennadomo (CH): Feast of patron saints Brigida, Rocco and Antonio continues the following day - also about the same time Sagra del Cinghiale (boar festival)
  • Pennapiedimonte (CH): Feast of Santa Brigida
  • Roccamontepiano (CH): Feast of San Rocco with Sagra della Porchetta e Cocomero (roasted young pork and watermelon)


  • Borrello (CH): Feast of Saint Egidio
  • Sulmona (AQ): Abruzzo DOC, exhibition of typical products lasting up to the end of the month
  • Torrevecchia Teatina (CH): Feast of san Gabriele


  • Atri (TE): Feast of "tagliolini", beans, prosciutto and cheese
  • Bisegna (AQ): Feast of St. Antonio, St. Bernardo and St. Sebastiano and fair of traditional products, continued through 19 and 20 August
  • Carunchio (CH): Feast of patron Saints Vincenzo and Antonio, continues the following day
  • Civitella Roveto (AQ): Feast of San Rocco
  • Francavilla (CH): Fireworks on the sea


  • Atri (TE): Feast of San Gabriele
  • Montelapiano (CH): Feast of Patron San Bonifacio


  • Barete (AQ): Feast of San Emidio
  • Castilenti (TE): Feast of San Romualdo
  • Introdacqua (AQ): Feast of San Feliciano and Sant'Antonio
  • Navelli (AQ): Festival of ceci and zafferano, with a typical palio of donkeys ridden by local riders, traditional carts and costumes etc
  • San Giovanni Teatino (CH): Feast of san Gabriele and San Rocco, continues to August 21


  • Pineto (TE): Feast of Sant'Agnese, continues to August 22 and 23


  • Campli (TE): Sagra della Porchetta Italica (fesival of roasted young pork, Italic style)
  • Montereale (AQ): Sagra dello spiedino


  • Villa Sant'Angelo (AQ): Feast of Saint Agata, with "Ballo della Pupa", throughout the week


  • Celano (AQ): Feast of SS. Martiri, continued in the following days
  • Roccamorice (CH): Feast of San Donato


  • Carpineto della Nora (PE): Feast of San Bartolomeo, San Carlo and Sant'Agata, with festival of typical products
  • Roccamorice (CH): Procession from the hermitage of San Bartolomeo
  • Sant'Omero (TE): International festival of Comic Theatre and Comic Movie, up to the end of the month
  • Villamagna (CH): Representation of the miracle of San Domenico and the wolf


  • Cugnoli (PE): Festival of "arrosticini", long wooden sticks were small pieces of various meats and vegetables are inserted and then barbecued, continued up to the end of the month
  • Montorio al Vomano (TE): Sagra della Trota (Trout festival)
  • Spoltore (PE): feast of Snta Teresa from Avila
  • Vacri (CH): Fiera dell'Artigianato e dell'Agricoltura (Crafts and agriculture fair), concerts and music up to the end of the month


  • Castel di Sangro (AQ): Feast of San Rufo
  • Prezza (AQ): Feast of San Cosimo
  • Carpineto della Nora (PE): Sagra degli Gnocchi
  • Scafa (PE): Feast of Santa Maria del Carmelo


  • Castiglione Messer Raimondo (TE): Sagra del formaggio pecorino e gastronomia locale
  • Castilenti (TE): feast of Patron Saints Pietro, Antonio and Vittoria
  • L'Aquila: "Perdonanza Celestiniana", with opening of the Holy Door
  • Montebello sul Sangro (CH): feast of san Giovanni Battista, continued throughout August 30
  • Rocca di Mezzo (AQ): "Gara del Solco" (who draws the longest track) with ploughs and tractors


  • Civita d'Antino (AQ): Feast of Patron Santo Stefano
  • Crecchio (CH): Feast of patron saints Elisabetta, Rocco and Filomena
  • Isola del Gran Sasso d'Italia (TE): Feast of San Gabriele
  • Tornareccio (CH): Feast of the Perdono, Madonna del Carmine and san Lorenzo, continuing through August 31
  • Trasacco (AQ): Feast of San Cesidio


  • Luco dei Marsi (AQ): Feast of Sant'Andrea
  • Rocca di Botte (AQ): feast of San Pietro Eremita
  • Picciano (PE): Sagra dei "tajarilli e fasciule"
  • Valle Castellana (TE): Sagra del Fagiolo


  • Civitaquana (PE): Feast of Sant'Egidio and Emidio, continued to Sept. 2
  • Lanciano (CH): Fiera di Sant'Egidio (Sant'Egidio's Fair) with Market fair of toys

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