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FESTA DELLA STORIA: FESTA ROMANA AND CASTRUM GATTHEI

Address

sedi varie47043 Gatteo (FC)

Contacts

Tel: 0547 86083
Fax: 0547 85303
iat@comune.gatteo.fc.it
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Description

Place: Gatteo and Gatteo Mare – see programme

Period: 13 and 15 June 2019

The events start: see programme

The place can be reached by car and public means of transport

Description: two special days dedicated to the history with a lot of various appointments, born with the idea to discover our past, with fun and pure emotion: on 13 June the FESTA ROMANA in Gatteo Mare and on 15 June the CASTRUM GATTHEI in Gatteo town centre.
During the FESTA ROMANA (the ROMAN FEAST) Gatteo Mare dives itself for an entire day into the past, and more precisely into the Roman times. In 49 BC in Gatteo Mare took place an important event for Roman History: Julius Caesar and his legionaries crossed the Rubicon river and he uttered the “world famous phrase “Alea Iacta est” (“the die is cast”), used even today. To commemorate this important historical event, in Gatteo Mare scenes of this era will be represented; a golden die will be casted in the Rubicon; fights between Roman soldiers and Gauls will involve also the tourists; a Roman dinner will delight the most discriminating palate…. (dinner reserved only for clients of  supporters hotels).
The medieval CASTRUM GATTHEI takes place in Gatteo and is the occasion to discover the medieval time: it will be possible to walk inside an ancient campsite and to know the ancient crafts of the Middle Ages. And much more!  Knight procession, fencing tournament, falconer show, fire eater... and ended with the siege of the castle! To get to the party is available a free shuttle bus from Gatteo Mare

Programme 2019
FESTA ROMANA (the ROMAN FEAST)
13 June 

CAST OF THE ALEA
11.00 am, dock of Gatteo: cast of the ‘alea d’oro’ (the golden die) and collective dive to catch the precious jewels
DINNER
Viale G. Cesare and via Matteotti, 7.30 pm
Open-air Roman dinner, reserved to hotel guests organized by Giulio Cesare Association
FIRST PARADE
Streets of the town starting from Via Firenze, 8.30 pm
The Roman Legionaries face off in battle with the Celts along the streets of the town, presenting the typical Roman phalanx
SHOW
Piazza della Libertà, around 10.00 pm
Various styles of duels between barbarians and legionaries
SECOND PARADE AND FINAL BATTLE
Piazza della Libertà, around 10.45 pm
Celts and Romans face off in the last battle. Great final procession for all groups
THE DIE IS CAST
Mouth of the river Rubicon, around 11.00 pm
Spectacular reenactment of the passage of Julius Caesar along the river Rubicon

CASTRUM GATTHEI
15 June

ARCHERY SHOOT RACE
Sports field and pits, 3.30 pm
Race reserved for historical groups. Access allowed to the public
NOBLE PROCESSION
Piazza Vesi, 6.00 pm
The Lord of Gatteo welcomes the Bishop of Santarcangelo, sent by the Pope on an official visit. Performance by musicians and dancers
ARMY PROCESSION
Court of the Castle, 7.00 pm
Procession with great knights, fencing tournaments, archery tournaments and medieval games
BANQUET
Court of the Castle, 9.00 pm
Noble banquet with falconer show, dance and medieval music, flag-wavers and great fire show
SIEGE OF THE CASTLE
Court of the Castle, 11.15 pm
Siege of the castle and, after that… a great battle!
During the afternoon, free school of archery and fencing, exhibition of ancient crafts and food stands.

FREE SHUTTLE BUS FROM GATTEO MARE TO GATTEO FOR CASTRUM GATTHEI
For more information and reservations for the bus, please contact: IAT OFFICE - tel. 0547 86083

Entrance: free admission, excepting for gastronomic stall and the Roman dinner

Attachments: poster Festa della Storia 2019 front - poster Festa della Storia 2019 back

Latest update: 06/06/2019