Festa de’ Noantri: the story of an ancient religious festival in Rome

Jul 16, 2021 284

Rome is awash with religious traditions however few are as popular as the Festa de' Noantri which has attracted large crowds every summer for almost 500 years. The festival, which dates back to the early 16th century, is based between two churches in Trastevere, one of Rome's oldest and most characteristic quarters.

Central to the annual event, whose name Noantri (noi altri) translates from Roman dialect as “ours”, is the religious celebration of the Madonna of Mount Carmel. Last year the public aspect of the event was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic. It was the first time in its long history, even during war-time, that crowds did not gather to mark the Festa de' Noantri.

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SOURCE: https://www.wantedinrome.com

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