"History never surrenders..."
Hargus Montgomery, novelist and explorer

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website! Historia Vivens (from Latin "historia", history, and "vivens", living) is a web project devoted to introduce and narrate the enchanting world of Living History, Open-air museums and Folklore with a special focus on Europe and its unique historical, archaeological, cultural and natural heritage.

Join us and see how History and Traditions become alive in a variety of historical festivals, local celebrations and folk customs thanks to Living History, Heritage Interpretation, Reenactment, and Experimental Archaeology practices. Such an immersive time travel experience allow us not only to relive the daily atmosphere and life from different ages and countries, but also to reconnect with our cultural and spiritual roots.

Historia Vivens seeks to provide quality and accessible information through dedicated and varied web resources with the aim to help to further promote and enhance Living History and Heritage Tourism in Europe. We wish to contribute as well to raise the awareness of the public about the need to preserve the unique wealth of the European folk traditions and cultural identities at risk of extinction.

We hope you will enjoy this web-journey as a pleasant experience that would inspire you to go beyond the mere glare of the screen. The Heritage around and inside us, just like Life itself, is an amazing and endless adventure to live first-hand and experience with all our heart and senses. Thank you for your visit and interest!

Happy Summer to You All !!!

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language”, said American-born writer Henry James (1843–1916). Join us to discover the magic and the beauty of the Summertime on our dedicated pages through images and tales, folk beliefs and traditions, secular and religious celebrations, living legends and memories. Visit also the other Folklore sections on Historia Vivens. Please click on the image to find out more. Thank you!

Heritage Tourism in Europe

Visit our HisTourism-Heritage Tourism section to discover a new way of travelling with a special focus on the historical, artistic, scientific, and lifestyles heritage of Europe. First-hand and live-in experiences of historic and archaeological sites, cultural and spiritual environments, visual and performing arts, local traditions and events, typical cuisine and products, people and memories, architecture and nature, and much more... Please click on the image to find out more. Thank you! 

Events in Europe

Browse our Events Calendar with plenty of information on a variety of events not to miss! From the Ancient World to the Middle Ages, from the Renaissance Age to the Napoleonic Era, History relives in all its magic! Please click on the image to access the database. Thank you!  

Photo & Video Gallery

Enjoy the Emotions Photo & Video Galleries for an exciting journey into the magical world of Living History & Reenactment through a wide selection of pictures and videos. Watch our own galleries as well as the hosted ones. Please click on the image to access the galleries. Thank you!


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