Bundan Celtic Festival
Stellata di Bondeno, Ferrara (Emilia-Romagna region)
one of the greatest and nicest Celtic Festival of Italy is held along the banks of the river Po, in the beautiful park of a mighty Renaissance fortress... a weekend to rediscover the amazing heritage of Italy and the Celtic roots of our European civilization...
Geographical, cultural and historical context
Every year one of the greatest and nicest Celtic Festival of Italy is held along the banks of the river Po, in the beautiful park of the mighty Fortress of Stellata di Bondeno, which is characterized by angular bastions and a "star" shape plant and belongs to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The fortress was the set of many wars between Ferrara and Venice from 1482 to 1510 for conquering the Polesine area, a strip of land about 100-km long and 18-km wide located between the lower courses of the Adige and the Po rivers, limited to the east by the Adriatic Sea while leaving the western limit undefined. Stellata is a hamlet of Bondeno, a town located in Emilia-Romagna region, about 45 km north of Bologna and 15 km northwest of Ferrara, along the right bank of the Po, in a historically strategic area for river trade routes.
Event description and programme
The event aims to offer an insight into the life of the ancient Celts in the Po Valley through the reconstruction of a wonderful historical village of the Lingones, a Celtic tribe settled on the banks of the river Po since the 4th century BC. The visitors will have the opportunity to visit also a trade harbour of Greek merchants, and a military camp of Roman legionnaires.
The rich program includes, living history displays bout the daily life in ancient times, military training, warriors duels, battle reenactments, archery and gallic fencing tournaments, a large market of historical celtic and local arts and crafts, demonstrations of experimental archeology (like bread baking in a clay oven, bronze casting), gastronomy with typical local and Celtic cuisine. And yet many workshops of Celtic dances, cosmetics, clothing, Druidic medicine, Ogam writing, the ritual lighting of the bonfire, as well as traditional Celtic weddings and games (tug of war, stone put, caber toss among the others), conferences, lectures, exhibitions, documentaries, leisure and educational activities for children, trips in the floodplain of the River Po in search of medicinal herbs, theater and dance performances, and not last the wonderful Celtic and traditional Irish music played live by the most important Italian and European bands.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bundancelticfestival/
Associazione Teuta Lingones
Mob.: Diego +39 3492518178
Mob.: Alan +39 3331314180
Bondeno Town Council
Address: Piazza G. Garibaldi, 1 - 44012 Bondeno (Ferrara)
Tel.: +39 0532 899211
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