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900 anni di sogni

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Pieve di San Giorgio, Vigoleno. Foto:visitvigoleno

In the village of Vigoleno, the 900th anniversary of the Pieve di San Giorgio is going to be celebrated. The small building, which can still be visited, was founded in the 12th century, using local stone. Today’s appearance is still that of a Romanesque parish church. In the lunette above the entrance there is a character on horseback  striking a dragon to death.

The identification with Saint George seems obvious. Other images dedicated to the Saint are present inside the church, rich in fresco fragments and provided with ancient capitals among which the one representing the two-tailed mermaid stands out.

The celebrations are held from April 23rd to 25th. A whole weekend of celebrations, games, visits, excursions, concerts and tastings.

Initiative details
Opening of the celebrations – Saturday 23 April

When: 10.00 a.m.
Solemn Mass presided by Bishop Emeritus Mons. Gianni Ambrosio, Procession with the Saint, Awarding of the San Giorgio 2022 prize.

When: 12.30 p.m.
Medieval Lunch at the Castle

When: 16.00
Historical conference “Povertà ricchezza dei popoli. Da San Francesco all’economia green”.
Ancient games organized for children

The Clou – Sunday 24 April

When: 16.00
Presentation of the commemorative book “900 anni di sogni. Vigoleno Pieve di San Giorgio”.
Visit to the Castle and to the Pieve di San Giorgio

When: 5.30 p.m.
Concert of Gregorian chants

The Final – Monday 25 April

When: 10.00 a.m.
Excursion along an ancient stretch of the Via Francigena from San Genesio to Vigoleno with packed lunch on Colle San Giovanni.
Wine tasting in the square of Vin Santo di Vigoleno

  • Pieve di San Giorgio - Frazione di Vigoleno, 27 - Vernasca
23 - 25 April 2022