From 13/04/2014 To 21/04/2014
13 April - PASSIGNANO SUL TRASIMENO
Parish Church – at 9:00. Blessing of the Palms and procession
17 April - PASSIGNANO SUL TRASIMENO
Parish Church – at 17:30. Washing of the feet
17 April - PIEGARO
Historical centre – at 21:00. "Ecce Homo" procession.
Starting from the Chiesa della Crocetta – Parish Church - Via Po´ della Fratta Portaccia, and return to the Chiesa della Crocetta.
The "Ecce Homo" procession is unique and so called because it is dedicated to the wooden statue of Jesus, whose iconography refers to Christ presented to the Jewish people after being flagellated at the behest of Pontius Pilate, the Roman proconsul. He is covered with a scarlet tunic, his hands tied, his head crowned with thorns and dripping with blood. The work, venerated by piegaresi, dates back to the eighteenth century. The town is beautifully lit by torches and thousands of coloured lights. The procession begins with members of the Brotherhood of Death dressed in black capes, one of whom bears the 3-meter high black cross weighing over 50 kg on his shoulders. The members of the Brotherhood of Sacramento follow dressed in white and red, four of whom carry the statue in turn, while the other six support the canopy.
18 April - MAGIONE
Church of San Giovanni Battista, at 21:00. Good Friday Procession
18 April - PANICALE
Historical centre at 21:00. Solemn Dead Christ Procession
The procession begins at the Collegiata di S. Michele Arcangelo and features a large wooden sculpture dating to the XV century of the Dead Christ. The head of the procession features three 6 meter high trunks, each one carried by just one person, to represent the three historical fraternities of Panicale:
The procession passes through the historical centre and, after having prayed and chanted during the procession then returns to the Collegiata. In the olden days the procession would stop to allow the participants to purchase indulgences.
18 April - PASSIGNANO SUL TRASIMENO
Parish Church – at 17:30. Adoration of the Holy Cross
18 April - PIEGARO – PIETRAFITTA – CASTIGLION FOSCO
Historical centre at 21:00. Good Friday Procession
18 April - TUORO SUL TRASIMENO
Historical centre - Parco della Croce at 21:00. Good Friday Procession
Procession and massive bonfire in the quarry, return to the Church of S.M. Maddalena. A re-enactment of the Crucifixion will take place during the procession at Parco della Croce in Tuoro.
18 April - VILLANTRIA (MAGIONE)
Church of San Valentino, at 21:30. Re-enactment of the Passion of Christ and procession in costume”.
19 April - MAGIONE
Church of San Giovanni Battista, at 22:00. Easter Prayer vigil
19 April - PASSIGNANO SUL TRASIMENO
Parish Church – at 22:00. Easter Prayer vigil
20 April - MAGIONE
Church of San Giovanni Battista, at 12:00. Risen Christ Procession
21 April - PANICALE
Piazza Umberto I, starting at 3 pm. Easter on the Piazza
Free tastings of Easter specialties: cheese bread topped with capicola, eggs, chocolate and red wine. The ages old traditional game of Ruzzolone will take place. It features cheeses rolled like bowling balls along the "Fosso Largo" in the historical centre of Panicale. The winner gets a round of cheese but if the round should break during the competition, it gets eaten by all. Piano bar with live music.
Organised by the Pro Loco of Panicale.