Locals and tourists unite in Trastevere for La Festa de’ Noantri

Jul 13, 2017 279

BY: Laura Egan

In the second half of July, the bustling Roman neighbourhood of Trastevere unites for its favourite celebration: La Festa de’ Noantri. The name of this festival derives from the Italian di noi altri, meaning “of us”, as in a celebration for that particular community.

This popular tradition has its roots in the 16th century and takes place annually from July 16 to 25, in honour of the Madonna of Mount Carmel. During this time, Trastevere comes alive with stalls, folk music and theatrical events, while outdoor taverns become inundated with locals and tourists.

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SOURCE: http://ilglobo.com.au/

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