Masnago in Festa between Palio, sport and gastronomy

VARESE, June 17, 2022-A Masnago dthe ten days of dating with sport, entertainment and culture, inspired by the Middle Ages, for young and oldaccompanied by the inevitable Palio cuisine and gastronomic counter, which will also put the usual specialties on the table this year.

It will be the oratory of Masnago, in via Bolchini 4 in Vareseto host the event which opens in June, on the occasion of the feast of the Patron Saints Peter and Paul.

“Our hands, your strength” is the theme of this year, he thought – observes the coordinator of the Palio Alessandro Montalbetti – “awaken the desire of each one of us to offer his hands to the Lord to build the house of the Father, this is our happiness”

“Everyone is asked to put their hands at their disposal, without worrying too much about the burdens they will have to bear, because the good God will put the strength to do so,” suggests Rector Giampietro Corbetta.

It is in this spirit that the Palio Committee, expanded this year thanks to the entry of new recruits, presents the complete program, which includes the Historical Parade, the Medieval Exhibition and the Great Table of the Palio.

The Palio opens with sport; Children and teenagers aged 6 to 18 can take part in volleyball and football tournamentswhich will take place in the oratory of Masnago on 20, 21 and 22 June, from 20.00 and 20.30, respectively. The finals will be played on Sunday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m. Information on participation in the tournament on the website:

The gastronomic counter will accompany the visits with themed evenings:

– burgers, chicken ribs, french fries
-shot of fried, salty and sweet wraps
– Grilled ribs and sausages.

10% discount for athletes who dine at the gastronomic counter.

Friday, June 24that 9 pm, in the crypt of via Petracchi, evening in the company of Maria Teresa Antognazza, journalist and author of the book “Life inside, the story of Anna Negri Valvo “with the participation of Bishop Luigi Stucchie by Alessandra Toni, journalist of VareseNews, who will moderate the presentation of the book that tells the story of Anna Negri, an extraordinary mother, whose father says:

\ U0026lt; \ u0026lt; All those people rushed to greet our daughter, all that emotion, and such strong words, gave me the certainty that her life, however short, had been precious and important to anyone who knew her. Perhaps it was at that precise moment, with the church full and immersed in a stone silence, that I understood very well who “my girl” was >>

They return, Saturday, June 25at 5.45 pm, an aperitif at the “Vecchia Masnago”, in the company of the band Akustica Live, the Grande Tavolata del Palio (reservation of dinner on the website from 7 pm and 9 pm . historical paradewith more than 100 figures in traditional medieval costumes sewn by hand, which will leave, with the usual offering of candles, from the church of the Immaculate Conception.

It will parade the procession, preceded by clarifications, by Masnago, beginning the “Summer party”, Which will see Castiglioni and his wife engaged in the“ Rite of the Offering ”receiving the gifts of the land from the commoners and renewing the promise of their protection.

The rite will be accompanied by traditional songs and dances. The party will end in the churchyard with the show “Igneus – the performance of fire” played by Alexsander De Bastiani, also known as Shezan (

Sunday, June 26 at 10.30 solemn Mass with the presentation of the Sheets and investiture of the district captains, lunch with the Cucina del Palio, also to take away, and from 5.30 pm final of the tournament. From 7 pm dinner with the Cucina del Palio and at 9 pm, in the cemetery, the company Masnago’s “Theater of Dimensions” presents the musical “The perfume of time” d’Agostino Landi.

To reserve the tables for lunch and the takeaway menu, visit, fill out and submit the form.

Wednesday, June 29 the June edition of the Palio ends with Mass for the thirtieth anniversary of the priesthood of Bishop Claudio Fontana. At the end of the Mass, a moment of coexistence with the community in the churchyard, we will celebrate Don Claudio with a very long cake prepared by the bakery and pastry Idea Dolce.

For the full Palio program visit

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