Codigoro, Pomposia Abbatia

Pomposia Imperialis Abbatia AD 1000
Medieval Festival at the Pomposa Abbey
Codigoro, Ferrara (Emilia-Romagna region)

The Event

Pomposa Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in the comune of Codigoro near Ferrara, Italy. It was one of the most important abbeys in northern Italy, famous for the Carolingian manuscripts preserved in its rich library, and for the Romanesque buildings. Each year the Abbey of Pomposa relives the historical event that made the monastery famous, when Emperor Otto III granted it total autonomy from any political and religious center around.

The historical reenactment is aimed to relive actually the year 1000, which was for Pomposa the period of the spiritual, religious and cultural heyday. In this abbey Guido d'Arezzo, the pomposian monk, invented the modern musical notation in the early 11th century.

Hundreds of reenactors in period costumes will create the atmosphere of the Middle Ages for two days, including military camps, a farming village, a fishing village, a village of shepherds, archery field and of course display of the episodes of monastic life. Ancient crafts demonstrations, local products stands, medieval markets and musical performances will accompany visitors and tourists in the exciting journey into world of the past.

The Programme

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.

Info & Contact

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Abbazia di Pomposa
Address: via Pomposa Centro 1, Loc. Pomposa, 44021, Codigoro (Ferrara), Italy
Tourist Information
Tel.: +39 (0)533 719110
Monastic Community
Tel.: +39 (0)533 719088

Codigoro Town Council
Address: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 60 - 44021 Codigoro (Ferrara), Italy
Tel.: +39 (0)533 729111 | Fax: +39 (0)533 729548

Associazione Pomposa Eventi

Tourist Office / Ufficio Informazione e Accoglienza Turistica
Address: via Pomposa Centro, 1, Pomposa di Codigoro 44021 (Ferrara), Italy
Tel. & Fax: +39 (0)533 719110

Images: Pomposia Imperialis Abbatia
Text sources: Codigoro Town Council, Pomposa Abbey, Wikipedia


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