The Feast of the Madonna della Cività Patron of Itri

The highlight of the year in Itri is the festival dedicated to its patron, La Madonna della Cività.  The celebrations are held over the span of three days – 20th, 21st, 22nd July. There are religious processions with strong townsmen carrying the silver statue of the Madonna and Child through all the quarters of Itri.

The Madonna della Civita of Itri Italy
The Madonna della Civita of Itri Italy
The Madonna della Civita of Itri Italy
The Madonna della Civita of Itri Italy

The Silver Statue of the Madonna della Cività

The silver statue is normally kept in a secure side chapel of the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Piazza Annunziata. The statue was funded by the generous donations of the townspeople of Itri.

Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy

The Town Illuminations

At night, during the festivities, Itri’s streets are illuminated by an array of multi-coloured lights.

The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Itri in Latina South Lazio Italy
The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy

Via Farnese is lined with many stalls selling an array of items.

Sweet Stall at The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Sweet Stall at The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Sweet Stall at The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Nougat Stall at The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Peanut Stall at The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Sweetcorn Stall at The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Guanciale Stall Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Guanciale Stall Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Porchetta Stall at The Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Food Stall Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Crepes Stall Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy
Stall at Feast of the Madonna della Civita in Itri Italy

Each evening during the three days of celebrations a concert  is held in one of the town’s squares.

Musical Concert at the Feast of the Madonna Della Civita in Itri Italy
Musical Concert at the Feast of the Madonna Della Civita in Itri Italy
Musical Concert at the Feast of the Madonna Della Civita in Itri Italy

The final night of the Festa Della Madonna Della Cività culminates in a spectacular firework display held at the castle.

Fireworks at the Castle in Itri Italy
Fireworks at the Castle in Itri Italy
Fireworks at the Castle in Itri Italy
Fireworks at the Castle in Itri Italy
Fireworks at the Castle in Itri Italy
Fireworks at the Castle in Itri Italy
Fireworks at the Castle in Itri Italy
Fireworks at the Castle in Itri Italy
Fireworks at the Castle in Itri Italy
Fireworks at the Castle in Itri Italy
Fireworks at the Castle in Itri Italy
Fireworks at the Castle in Itri Italy

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