Medieval Festival at Pomposa Abbey, AD 1000
Pomposia Imperialis Abbatia
Dates 2017 to be announced
Codigoro (Emilia-Romagna region)
Pomposa Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in the comune of Codigoro near Ferrara, Italy. It was one of the most important abbeys in northern Italy, famous for the Carolingian manuscripts preserved in its rich library, and for the Romanesque buildings. Each year the Abbey of Pomposa relives the historical event that made the monastery famous, when Emperor Otto III granted it total autonomy from any political and religious center around.
The historical reenactment is aimed to relive actually the year 1000, which was for Pomposa the period of the spiritual, religious and cultural heyday. In this abbey Guido d'Arezzo, the pomposian monk, invented the modern musical notation in the early 11th century.
Hundreds of reenactors in period costumes will create the atmosphere of the Middle Ages for two days, including military camps, a farming village, a fishing village, a village of shepherds, archery field and of course display of the episodes of monastic life. Ancient crafts demonstrations, local products stands, medieval markets and musical performances will accompany visitors and tourists in the exciting journey into world of the past.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Association/organization name Comune di Corigoro, Pro Loco Codigoro
Address: Abbazia di Pomposa, Via Pomposa Centro, 12, 44021 Codigoro comune, province of Ferrara, region of Emilia-Romagna