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Eventi e Fiere

route "Vasto"

In the valley where the river slipping Sinelloola gently to the sea, not far from where his rush to embrace the clear waters of the Adriatic, not far from Casalbordino Pollutri rises. The village of medieval origin, has an interesting view overlooking the valley below. There are many in this fertile strip of land, the fields covered by selected vineyards that can ensure the production of fine wines. And on August 13 of each year Pollutri is an important event: the harvest is celebrated in the up and grape festival, with songs and dances accompanied by floats. A stroll through the quiet streets of the village you will discover the charm of its typical houses. Now we can see, surrounded by this atmosphere of other times, the Church of San Salvatore. From the portal, in Romanesque style, we go inside where the altar of St. Nicholas has the baroque decorations. In the square in front of the holy building, there is the feast of beans. On the evening of December 5 expects the tolling of the bells before lighting a fire under big copper saucepans. It is a great to do, all together, boil the dry beans to be offered to those who have flocked to the party;just like St. Nicholas did many years ago to save the starving population of a great famine.

Let Pollutri traditions and continue the journey in rural landscapes of the valley of Sinello. We get to Scerni, another charming and panoramic location. The new area of ​​the country lies in the plain below, while the oldest on the hill, welcomes us with the modern structure of the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Strada.

Inside there are many beautiful works in polychrome majolica, including a panel in memory of war dead. Leaving the church we are entering the country admiring the old houses, until you reach the imposing San Panfilo well worth a visit. Scerni also has a nice and curious tradition. It is the feast of snails, which sees 12 August the good housewives of the country committed to preparing tasty dishes based on snails.

The trail leads us across the river Sinello in a bustle of plains, hills and ridges, always surrounded by beautiful rural landscapes. We are approaching the edge of Molise. Natural boundaries marked by the journey of the river Trigno.At the foot of Mount Calvary, where there Treste flows into Trigno, we find the pretty Lentella, visited by a large number of faithful who flock to the country on Sept. 27 to participate in the solemn procession in honor of Saints Medical: Cosmas and Damian. The very special rituals are performed during a religious ceremony are all designed to cure specific diseases.

And here, in Lentella, come mainly pneumonia and rheumatism sufferers. Old traditions whose roots are lost in the memory of the times, just as they know to be the ancient origins of the village, ruled by different feudal lords to the famous D'Avalos, Vasto.




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