Holy week holiday

5 Days

Centuries of costumes, songs about the Passion and gestures set aside the present to best evoke a past brought to life: the Roman soldiers, the Jews, Christ and the penitents wind through the streets and churches of the village, accompanied by processions, where the polychromatic garments worn by the confraternities stand out. The celebrations commence on the Sunday before Easter, when olive branches and palms are blessed, culminating on the day when the Lord’s resurrection is celebrated. Even if the rituals within the Borghi Degli Angeli may differ in some aspects, they are united by a great attachment to tradition and to religious beliefs. On Holy Thursday, the last supper is celebrated, usually accompanied by the washing of feet and blessing the specially-prepared bread that is then delivered to the faithful. On Good Friday, the pathos reaches its peak: the ancient sound of the toccareri announces the death of Jesus Christ, as the Via Crucis traces the painful stations leading to the crucifixion and the chants dignifyingly illustrate the suffering of the Lord, which spreads amongst the people. Holy Saturday sees the penitential processions take place, before the most anticipated event on Easter Sunday: the Cunfrunta. This celebratory ritual represents the moment in which the Madonna and Jesus Christ (personified by the statues) meet along the main streets of the villages. This arouses great joy, generating fervent cheers, followed by performances by the local bands. Not to be missed are the traditional Easter sweets, the famous cuzzupe. This delicacy is likely of Eastern origins and represents the end of the Lenten fast whilst its main ingredient – the egg – symbolises the resurrection of Christ.


Holy week is one of the most evocative moments to experience Calabrian ancient religious tradiotions, where one can be witness to religious celebrations bearing a strong identitary value, the intense involvement of the population and visitors alike.


Arrive at Lamezia Terme International Airport, you are welcomed by the team and then you will be transferred to your hotel. Welcome drink and check in. Late afternoon transfer to Davoli borgo and dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner we assist at the traditional and ultrasecular "Naca," with its evocative and ancestral arboreal rite of the "procession of illuminated fir trees." Return to accommodation and overnight stay.

Breakfast and tour of the old village of Badolato (CZ), with a guided walk to the Church of the Immaculate Conception with departure of the ultra-secular and evocative penitential procession of the sorrowful mysteries of Holy Saturday. Free participation in the procession. Lunch at your own. Relax and free time. In the afternoon, we continue with a guided tour of the ancient cellars of the village, including moments of widespread conviviality and tasting of local eno-gastronomic products at some "Catoja" (ancient cellars). Return to own accommodation and overnight stay.

Breakfast and short walk through the historic center of Badolato while waiting for the traditional "Cumprunta" (ultrasecular Easter Sunday procession). Easter lunch at a local restaurant. Relax and free time. In the afternoon excursion to discover the Stilaro Valley between Stilo and Bivongi. We stop at local ice cream shop to taste a handmade ice cream tasting. Return to own accommodation and overnight stay.

Day 4 :

Breakfast. Today we enjoy the traditional "Pasquetta" with typical lunch and folk music at local Agritourism agreed upon. In the afternoon, transfer to Soverato to assist at the traditional "Galilee Fair" with a walk along the streets of the Ionian town. Relax on the waterfront and aperitif. Dinner at local pizzeria. Return to own accommodation and overnight stay.

Breakfast and transfer by minivan to Lamezia Terme train station or airport. Departure an end of our services.

€ 590,00

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Transfer by minivan from and to Lamezia Terme Internation Airport or Lamezia Central Railway Station
  • Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) as per itinerary and accommodations during the trip in agriturismo or home holidays
  • Experiencial guided excursion to Davoli and Badolato
  • 2 aperitifs and a homemade ice cream
  • 2 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Tips
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Services not mentioned or not promised under the heading "Cost includes"

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Holy week holiday

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