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CARNEVALE DI PAGLIA - CARNIVAL

Localization

Cultural location   
Town of Viggianello

Geographical location
The town of Viggianello ,is in an enviromental context characterized by an unusual settlement typical of the middle age,that rises on a rocky spur surrounded by wide woods and streams that confer to it a beautiful landscape.

 

Description

 

Thematic areas Demoethnoantropological  (traditions,rituals)
Cultural interest evaluation The carnival of Viggianello is radicated in the popular tradition and is not only a parade of allegorical carts but a mixture of history and tradition and also theatrical plays of antient stories of the town
Context Among the peculiar features of the carnival of Viggianello there are:the methods of making the carts;their structure is realized in willow wood,an officinal plant abundant in these lands and also giving fire to a hay puppet that is condemned to burn because according to the tradition he stealed all the agricultural products.He is captured by the police and in trial he will be condemned to burn
Description of the managment mode The carnival of Viggianello was born officially in 1986 and identified with the name of”carnevale di paglia”for its rural origin.Infact the mask of the carnival is called”Paglierino”,similar to a scarecrow.Among the most antient traditions there is that of the”frassi”masked groups dressed with rags that go to the houses of the town to  ask for sausages ;these will be put on a stick to be shown around.This tradition is also a meeting point for children and adults.
Significant features The carnival of Viggianello is a real popular celebration,where the values of the territory are represented during it.Some examples are the mask of Paglierino,made with hay of the summer harvest and the allegorical carts made of willow wood.Also music has an important role with popular rythms played to the sound of the zampogne,the squeeze boxes  and the cupi cupi.
Bibliography Articoli di giornale e siti web. www.viggianellovacanze.it

Safeguard plan proposed

The carnival with its festive spirit awakens the people from the winter cold.The entire community participates in the event.The organized groups set up the carts,that will go through the streets of the town were typical buffets will be organized.The associations take care of the bonfire of the puppet.The school prepare school plays with carnival themes and the”frassi”go to knock at the doors of the houses.

Where to eat

Pizzerie

Il Ruscello snc dei F.lli Navarra
C.da Falascoso, 40
85040 - Viggianello (PZ)
Tel.: 0973 576500

Restaurant-Pizzerie

Oasi di Sassone Domenica
C.da Falascoso, 6
85040 - Viggianello (PZ)
Tel.: 0973 576292 - Fax: 0973 576292
Cell.: 347 5847699
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Ristoranti in albergo

La Locanda di San Francesco
Via San Francesco, 47
85040 - Viggianello (PZ)
Tel.: 0973 664384 - Fax: 0973 664385
Cell.: 393 9331410
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internet: www.locandasanfrancesco.com

Parco Hotel Pollino
Via Marcaldo, 23
85040 - Viggianello (PZ)
Tel.: 0973 664018 - Fax: 0973 664935
Cell.: 347 3401195
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internet: www.parcohtpollino.it

Self service anf fast food

Bar del Centro
C.da Aneoleconte
85040 - Viggianello (PZ)
Cell.: 389 9865375
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Fonte: APT Basilicata

Additional Info

  • Category: Demoethnoantropological itinerary
  • Month: March
  • Place: Viggianello
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