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Lonato del Garda’s Cittadella in Festa festival on 25 September 

Friday, 12 August 2022 08:00

At Lonato del Garda’s Cittadella in Festa festival on 25 September visitors will be plunged into the past with an historical procession, an ancient crafts market, tournaments, falconry shows and much more in this enchanting old town which is just half an hour from Brescia.

The town and its 15th-century fortress will revive for a day the splendours of the court of Isabella Gonzaga, the primadonna of the Renaissance who left her heart in Lonato in 1514. 

Cittadella in Festa a Lonato

Historical tournaments and processions 

In her letters to her husband Isabella wrote that she had never seen a more beautiful fortress than that of Lonato, and the Cittadella in Festa festivities will be a real leap back in time. Re-enactments of Renaissance trades and tournaments will see the streets come alive with elaborately dressed ladies, knights in arms, craftsmen, and musicians.

Knights on steeds and falconry

The highlight of the day will be the spectacular arrival in town of the Marchesa Isabella Gonzaga, accompanied by characters in noble attire and knights on steeds. The festivities will also include music and dancing, performances with flags, drums and clarions, and falconry demonstrations with hawks and other birds of prey. 

Games for children 

Ancient trades will be revived in the historical marketplace with artisans intent on the arts and skills of the past – from the waxmaker, the apothecary and the cobbler to the amanuensis, the carpenter and the gunsmith. Costumed characters will involve adults and children in various activities, and for young children the games of yesteryear will be revived.

One of Italy’s most imposing fortresses

Cittadella in Festa will be an opportunity to discover Lonato, this enchanting town overlooking Lake Garda with many treasures of art and history and hidden corners. From the Rocca Visconteo Veneta, one of the most imposing fortresses in northern Italy to the the Casa del Podestà, a truly fascinating museum-house and from the Basilica of San Giovanni Battista to the Churches of Corlo and Sant'Antonio Abate, and the Sala Celesti room in the Municipality with a large altarpiece by Andrea Celesti dedicated to the plague.  www.lonatoturismo.it 

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