In 2011, the small Cerveteri village of Ceri will be turning the clock back to medieval times, with houses decorated with flags, banners and floral displays based on those used in the middle ages. The event is supported by the “Ducato di Ceri” and the “Tempo, Art-Studio” associations.
The local squares and streets will be lit with lanterns and torches and there will be portrayals of ancient nobles and farmers. The local castle will be transported back in time, to the period between 1200 and 1600 AD, when it was inhabited by the Normanni, Orsini, Anguillara, Odescalchi and Torlonia families.
Workshops faithfully reproducing the ancient crafts will be offering a chance for keen apprentices to learn the traditional arts alongside expert teachers. Visitors to the area can learn the various craftsmen’s techniques for themselves in the workshops decked out with all the necessary equipment from the past. An old inn will be set up in the main square where you can sample the food and drink that was commonly served in rural communities during the middle ages. Plenty of entertainment and shows will be put on in the whole district involving all the spectators. Groups of minstrels, fire eaters and jesters will be wandering the streets to entertain the visitors. And then you can try your hand at medieval games in the square, suitable for kids and adults alike.
The events take place on May 21 and 22, 2011, in the suburb of Ceri – Cerveteri – (Rome) and to whet your appetite even further, the medieval blast from the past will be accompanied by the 9th edition of the Gourmets’ Feast.