The snake festival "Processione dei Serpari"

Good evening fellow Obscurians ,

This festival has long fascinated me , I am really intrigued by the cultural survival of ancient pagan belief systems that survive within christian iconography / ceremonies.

Basically I have been considering a trip to Italy to see “Processione dei Serpari” for a while , and I just wondered if anyone had been there?

If so , what were your experiences? your thoughts ? Would you recomend it ? and what advice would you give me ?

Many thanks ,

M_M

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Whoa! I haven’t seen this counterpart of St. Patrick of Ireland (similar stories) but then again, I was more interested in the food and wine in Rome and the Italian countryside when I was in Italy. Let me know how your experience was once you go.

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