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Holy Week in F. Cast no. The charming old town comes alive to welcome the faithful and tourists.

Holy Week in F. Cast no. The charming old town comes alive to welcome the faithful and tourists.

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In the enchanting backdrop of the historic center of Castiglion Fiorentino, Easter week is rich in religious activities and events suggestive result of intense collaboration between associations and numerous volunteers. Castiglione Holy Week kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday 15 April, when it will take place the first of three nightly processions that take place along the streets of the historic center.

The nocturnal processions are continuing a centuries-old religious tradition of the people of Castiglione. Numerous brothers, belonging to three different companies born from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – St. Antonio, dressed in white, Buona Morte, dressed in black, the Compagnia del Gesù dressed in blue – parade with hoods and funny face in the historic center, accompanying the cross-bearers, the bearers of life-size wooden statues representing the Passion of Jesus A lot of the figures that for these three evenings are organized to bring along the alleys of the Old Town the most important stages that accompany to Easter. The Compagnia di Sant’Antonio is the protagonist of Tuesday with departure from the Church of San Francesco.

Wednesday is the scene of the Compania della Buona Morte with Christ scourged at the Column. Finally, the most striking scenes, on Friday with the Cristo Morto led by the Compagnia del Gesù. Holy Week culminates in the moment of Volata, the traditional run with the statue of the Cristo Risorto in the Collegiate Church, on Holy Saturday during the SS Easter Mass at midnight.

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