Ariosto’s Bandits….at dinner time.

Ariosto’s Bandits….at dinner time.

August 14th is the day of Sillico’s medieval fest entitled “I Banditi dell’Ariosto….all’Ora di Cena” (Ariosto’s Bandits….at Dinner Time). The festivities will begin at 8:00 pm with an historical and gastronomical journey through the town’s streets recalling the time of Ariosto.


The event, organized since the early nineties, arouses the curiosity of many visitors every year. The town is illuminated only by the light of the torches, recalling the ancient appearance of the Rocca di Sillico as ladies and lords, gentlemen, soldier and bandits walk the cobble stone streets in period costume.


Within this picturesque setting, visitors will be able to savor the flavors of the past with meals prepared by historic inns, opened again for this occasion, with menus written in the Italian spoken at that time.


In case of rain, the event will be postponed to the following day.


(Photo credit: solosagre)