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Matildic Parade. Quattro Castella performs history

Historic parade in traditional old costumes. In the town centre and at the Bianello Castle, via Bianello. 56th Edition.

May 27-29, 2022

Every year Quattro Castella celebrates an important episode in the European history that took place at Bianello between May 6 and 11, 1111; Emperor Henry V, son of Henry IV who obtained in January 1077 the famous pardon of Canossa from Pope Gregory VII through the mediation of Countess Matilda, came to Bianello and appointed Countess Matilda as Vice-Queen of Italy.

Donizone, writer of that time, remarks that this was the first step toward the Agreements of Worms (1122); the ceremony took place on the church square near the area where the current event takes place.

The Matildic Historic Parade takes its name from the final parade of over 1,000 extras dressed in period costume in the streets of Quattro Castella. The show consists of the theatrical re-enactment of the historical episode, with Matilda and Henry V usually interpreted by well-known figures of entertainment, culture and sport.

Timetable

Parades and performances by flag-wavers and musicians.

Quintana dell'Anello: game of skill for knights. Participants must be able to thread rings with the spear during the ride.

Gran Passo d'Armi, known as "Bridge Game" or Bridge Fight": two teams made up of 7 wrestlers face off in a duel over a wooden bridge. The team that can drop all the members of the opposing team off the bridge wins.

May 27: Medieval Dinner.

May 28: taverns, markets, shows, guided tours.

May 29: Matildic Historical Parade.

Opening

May 27: 8.30 - 11.00 p.m.
May 28: 3.00 - 11.00 p.m.
May 29: 9.00 a.m. - 8.30 p.m. Matildic Historical Parade - 6.00 p.m.

Price

Free entrance

Contacts

Municipality of Quattro Castella

Piazza Dante, 1 42020 Quattro Castella (RE)

Associazione Comitato Matildico

Via Prampolini, 49 42020 Quattro Castella (RE)

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