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Barbarians Festival

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Passignano sul Trasimeno
02-05 August 2018 
Tourist information and welcome office
Piazza Mazzini 10 - 06061 Castiglione del Lago

Castel Rigone returns to its origins, with the Festa dei Barbari, reliving the history of the founding of the town. In 543 A.D., the Goths led by Riggo (one of Totila's lieutenants) settled on the hill where the town is today, preparing for an attack on Perugia.

From the 2nd to the 5th of August the small village among the Trasimeno Lake's hills is going to welcome the Riggo's armed warriors who are going to confront each other in duels and fights, fire-eaters who are going to parade along the road accompanied by the music of pipes and drums, whilst in the alleys the "Mastro d'Arme", the "Cordaiolo" and the "Battitore de Soldi" are going to bring back to life the past crafts.

Every evening in the torch-lit piazza, you can try a typically Barbarian dinner, accompanied by a complimentary glass of good wine, offered by the itinerant innkeepers.

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