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August 2019

Cappelle sul Tavo (Abruzzo): Palio of the Dancing Dolls

August 15, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of August, repeating indefinitely

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To kick off ferragosto this friendly battle, also called the Palio delle Pupe, amongst 14 neighboring towns in Abruzzo puts on a show for spectators. Pupe are papier-mache lifesized dolls and are covered in fireworks. For over 40 years these dolls have a dance "battle" where representatives from the towns climb up inside the doll and perform a dance to folk music that was originally done in hopes of a fertile harvest.  What's most impressive though, is that the fireworks are…

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August 2020

Cappelle sul Tavo (Abruzzo): Palio of the Dancing Dolls

August 15, 2020
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of August, repeating indefinitely

Free

To kick off ferragosto this friendly battle, also called the Palio delle Pupe, amongst 14 neighboring towns in Abruzzo puts on a show for spectators. Pupe are papier-mache lifesized dolls and are covered in fireworks. For over 40 years these dolls have a dance "battle" where representatives from the towns climb up inside the doll and perform a dance to folk music that was originally done in hopes of a fertile harvest.  What's most impressive though, is that the fireworks are…

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August 2021

Cappelle sul Tavo (Abruzzo): Palio of the Dancing Dolls

August 15, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of August, repeating indefinitely

Free

To kick off ferragosto this friendly battle, also called the Palio delle Pupe, amongst 14 neighboring towns in Abruzzo puts on a show for spectators. Pupe are papier-mache lifesized dolls and are covered in fireworks. For over 40 years these dolls have a dance "battle" where representatives from the towns climb up inside the doll and perform a dance to folk music that was originally done in hopes of a fertile harvest.  What's most impressive though, is that the fireworks are…

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December 2021

Molise: Torchlight Parade

December 24, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 24 of December, repeating indefinitely

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The town of Agnone in Molise has its own way of celebrating the holiday season with the annual 'Ndocciata Torch Parade. Join locals as the admire and awe in the competition for the best 'ndocce (eight foot tall torches) around! Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue to see what we are all about. Join now to access them all. Let our expert travel planners book your Italy…

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