Saturday, April 20, 2024

With the patronal feast in Brindisi, the Medieval Festival returns


TOAST – The Medieval Festival is back: a dip in the Middle Ages at the Casa del Turista. As is tradition, within the celebrations of the city’s patron saints, the Vola Alto association, the Ettore Palumbo Lyceum and the Società di Storia Patria para Puglia, which are part of the ATS “Brindisi Virtual Library”, library manager community “Digital Library of History”, organizes the IX edition of the “Medieval Party”, a historical recreation that for years has attracted the attention of citizens and tourists.

Also this year there will be medieval games, which will involve the little ones in exploring the city and time. Playing with the Middle Ages, in real and virtual version, is a fantastic journey to medieval Brindisi that combines teaching with a playful component.

The “Giullari Senza Root” trio will bring guests into the enchanting world of jesters, engaging them in games and pranks. The reconstruction of the town of knowledge and flavors will allow you to immerse yourself in the past.

A singular novelty this year is the presence of exceptional guides. Very young volunteers, in period costumes, will accompany the visitors, telling us about customs and customs of the Middle Ages and recalling the history of the characters who have distinguished themselves in our city. The purpose of the Digital History Library is to initiate a process of historical study for children and adolescents, with the aim of giving life to a narrative created by and for students.

The conference will be marked by moments of more traditional scientific study.

On September 3, the topics related to “Daily life in medieval courts” will be addressed by Dr. Luciana Petracca, professor of medieval history at the University of Salento, with interventions by Giuseppe Marella and Antonio Mario Caputo, from the National History Society. for Puglia.

The meeting will be anticipated by the greetings of the Mayor of Brindisi, Riccardo Rossi, and by the president of the Rotary Club of Brindisi Appia Antica, Cosimo Simone.

The conference will have a maximum number of 25 participants, with reservation required on site., in possession of the Green Pass and in compliance with the social distancing regulations established by the current anti-covid-19 regulations.

On September 4 and 5, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., there will be lively visits to the “Book Experience”, a sensory journey from the origins of writing to the new frontiers of communication.

The itinerary, set up on the ground floor and first floor of the Casa del Turista, headquarters of the Digital Library of History, on the Regina Margherita Lungomare, is a journey that aims to stimulate knowledge of the graphological materials and tools that preceded the the appearance of the book and the press. Along with the purely museum part, with installations and films, there is a range of workshops that, for the occasion, will be illustrated to visitors by figures dressed in period clothing, who test the creation of cave paintings, engraved on tablets. Clay, gothic pen writing, paper sheet creation, movable type printing. The path continues in the Community Library on the first floor, with technological supports and book collections, to represent the present and the future of the book.

The Digital Library of History is the community library of the city of Brindisi, available to schools, associations and innovative start-ups for workshops, events, educational activities, virtual reality experiences, application development and games with a historical theme.

Visits to the Book Experience will be organized, prior reservation on the website, for groups of up to twelve people, in possession of the Green Pass and in compliance with the social distancing rules provided by the current anti-covid. -19 regulations.

In the days after the events, organized groups and groups will be able to book the Book Experience sensory route, including workshops, from the site.

The event has the support of the Municipality of Brindisi, the Puglia Region, the Rotary Club Brindisi Appia Antica, the Ettore Palumbo High School, the National History Society for Puglia, Enel and the Le Colonne Shopping Center.

Ebenezer Robbins
Ebenezer Robbins
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