Fire at the Castle, Formigine

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Incendio al Castello
Whatever the occasion is, melt your better half’s heart with one of the most Romantic event ever: "Fire at the Castle"!  Formigine has celebrated the fourteenth edition of the “Incendio al Castello” event, a celebration of its city Patron Saint Bartholomew which lands on August 24th

Incendio al Castello
Due to the exponential increase of people, who from different parts, reach the small town of Formigine to admire this unforgettable show which was once free entry and uncontrolled, has now become restricted for security reason and only the ones who have bought the wrist tag bracelet can get access to the castles front square. 
Incendio al Castello
This year they have started selling the wrist tags on the 18th of August in front of the entrance of the castle itself. It only costs €1.00 and each person can buy up to 8. From the 18th to 23rd, they sold 600 per day, on the 24th they sold 400 in the morning and 1000 in the evening. The small gazebo where they were selling tickets was open some days in the morning and some others days in the evening according to the schedule previously communicated. Alessandro went to buy four, 2 for us and 2 for anyone else wanted to join us. They didn’t have any online services and in my opinion they should have arranged it in order to facilitate the purchase even to those who lived  far. They will sure come to this sooner or later.
Incendio al Castello

We were all so excited and when that day came we could enter the square through controlled passages only after 7pm. Alessandro's sister and her boyfriend joined us. The staff was quite strict, they checked one by one. Minute after minute, more and more people arrived: children, adults and seniors, the square filled up quickly. After all they have sold almost 5000 wrist tags so the crowd was quite big. Those with limited mobility’s were well assisted by volunteers.
Formigine

There were some rules to be respected: glasses, bottles and cans were not allowed in the area and as we can well imagine,  dogs were absolutely forbidden.
Incendio al Castello

Exactly at 22.15 pm they turned off the lights and together with the soundtrack of the Game of Thrones, the show started. If you are one of those, like us, fervently waiting for the season 8 of the famous TV series, which will premiere in the first half of the 2019, then you will feel even more involved. The choreography simulated a kind of fire at the castle. It lasted about half an hour and ended with a soft music and lights that danced above the castle. Seeing such a wonderful demonstration of lights and fire with such a big crowd of people who silently observed with excitement and for some, romantic. This event is an absolute must!! It really makes you say WOW!

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2 comments:

  1. Wow! The scene and the fireworks in the nighttime sky look spectacular

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  2. That I guess is an unforgettable experience for sure. I havent heard about this celebration before, but I agree with you, its a must go!

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