Place: Monte Isola & Lovere
- Starting Date: 8th of September
- Ending Date: 10th of September
Within the wonderful context of the Iseo Lake and specifically in Lovere and Monte Isola, from the 8th to the 10th of September, the 1st National Festival of the most beautiful Lake and River Villages is held. The event, at its debut, proposes a wide range of events for adults and child.
“Clear, fresh and sweet waters” is the event that a 6 pm in Monte Isola opens the event.
Another important event is dedicated to people who still remember the walk on the temporary instalment of the artist Christ who will have a nice surprise because of the exhibition dedicated to that event (The Floating Piers). The experience of walking on the waters from Monte Isola to Sulzano was the main event of last year’s summer and this year it is possible to go back with the memory.
After the opening ceremony of this second event, the festival continues in Lovere, where in Piazza Martiri there is the meeting with Vittorio Sgarbi and the Tuscan artist Giampaolo Talani for the performance “Baroque Suggestion” of the Silence Theater.
The next destination is the “Village of the Light”, a project of architectural illumination that will leave everybody with open mouths. The “Light Suggestions” is an event running since the 22nd of July creating an exciting artistic show.
This project provide for the illumination of more than 10.000 square meters of buildings with some paintings of Maestro Talani, in particular on the wonderful Amphitheatre of Piazza Tredici Martiri, the Tadini Academy, Piazza Garibaldi, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, Palazzo Marinoni and the Lakeside Lady Montagu.
A show of lights, colours and emotions that will lead the spectators in a quite fairy-tale ambient.
On Saturday 9, in the historic centre of Lovere there will be the expositive truck of the villages from all over Italy, while on the lake there is the performance of the Silence Theatre with the procession of boats and the show of seaplanes that will colour the sky with the colours of the Italian Flag.
In the Fresco Room of the Tadini Academy the meeting “Sweet waters and economic\touristic development of the villages: the politics choices to defend and support this important benefit”; the group of Archers “Sagittari Treviade” from Travagliato (Bs) will exhibit in a medieval show with 30 members, 16 archers, 1 trebuchet, experts in war encampment and archery. Spectators will attend shows of historical battles and games, see how wood arch are realized and see arts and jobs from the past.
In such an event is it possible not to visit Lovere, one of the most beauty of these lake villages? If you have never visited it before this is the chance to discover beauties and corners, thank to a free guided visit. An opportunity that cannot be lost.
At nights the protagonists will be the “Village of light”, the twirlers from San Gemini (Tr) and the music of the “Trasimeno Clearwater Revival” who will sing in a rock concert. About this group a little curiosity: the percussionist, Fiorello Primi, is the President of the National Club of the Most Beautiful Italian Villages.
At 9 pm the show Violin Performance & Dancing Fountains with Saule Kilaite, Lituan Violinist, Solo Artist of worldwide level who cooperated with a lot of international artists and protagonist of the strip “Saule – the fifth season” signed by Antonio Serra is planned.
The night will end with the fireworks show.
On Sunday the 10th the ending day; as for the previous day, attendants will have the chance to visit the expositive truck in the historical centre, follow the free guided visits of the village, attend the Silence Theatre shows and the medieval reconstructions, etc.
The event is organized in cooperation with the Club “The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy” that will be in Lovere with the stands coming from all Italy in representation of the 271 associated to the club.
If you need further information you can ask the Tourist Office “Alto Sebino” at the phone number 0039 035962178 or by mail to the following mail address: email@example.com .