Castrum Sarnani, the Middle Ages is coming back

Let’s start
with the festivities.

It’s the third week of August. You approach the historic center of Sarnano and immediately begin to perceive a different atmosphere. Cross the entrance of the old Town and an inquisitive collector asks you if you want to change money. Even before you can respond, the air is invaded by the squeaking sound of an arcolaio and the repetitive beating of a blacksmith on the vise. A hiss breaks the air, followed by the dull noise of an arrow sticking to the target. The sharp verse of a hawk almost makes you startleant. And from the strange shouting that surrounds you, emerges the swallowed voice of the bizarre character appeared behind your back.

No, you have not suddenly landed in another country, you landed in another time.

Welcome to Castrum Sarnani.

An spectacular dip
in far away, mysterious era,
A journey through the Middle Ages, the real one.

Colors, sounds, flavors, smells, even the language spoken in the castrum helps bring back to life the original charm of that era that the books of history define dark, yet so full of fascinating mysteries, alchemies and stories lost.

The reenactment runs along the alleys, the small squares of the old town. Crossing the entrance of the path you immediately find the change of currency, where you can buy the money, the medieval currency, indispensable for shopping inside the castrum.

Yes, because Castrum Sarnani does not merely represent the ancient trades, brings them back to life. The Armaiuolo, the Cartaio, the Candelatore, the herbalist, the carpenter, the goldsmith, the Stonecutter, the Cerusico, the dye, the cartographer, the astronomer, the blacksmith, the architect, but also the fortune teller, the Falconer, the Archer: they are all busily and ready to offer you the They serve in exchange for the right amount of money. Or maybe just your attention.

Castrum Sarnani, the Middle Ages returning

Much more than a reenactment:
A story to relive.

Castrum Sarnani, the Middle Ages returning
Castrum Sarnani, the Middle Ages returning

And here you have made a few steps and a quack friar is already revealing his precious prophecies, interrupted by an acrobat jester who turns in the air on the shoulders of his companion. But suddenly a scream of battle shushes everyone: a group of knights raised their swords and begins a duel of true medieval fencing.

Then perhaps it is the case that you learn to pull with the bow with the help of an expert archer or you abandon the battlefield to let you read the hand or engage in the curious games that propose you along the way. Or you can make friends with a hawk, an owl, a pojana: it can come in handy, you never know.

In a moment it falls in the evening and the air fills the scent of the meat that cooks on the fire, they animate the taverns and inns and the dishes are filled with those lost specialties that the palates of today have forgotten. And behold, the spectacle of Fire is kindled with flaming dancers and acrosters, the music becomes mystical, the small squares are populated by acrobats, Acrobat, fakirs and the lights of the torches begin to project their shadows on the faces incredulous of children.

This is not a medieval historical reenactment. This is a history of the Middle Ages. And you are the real protagonists.

This is Castrum Sarnani.

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