La Processione dei Misteri

Ancient rites, processions and religious functions characterize folklore the week before Easter, starting with the celebration of Palm Sunday.

On Tuesday, the procession of the painting of the Madonna Addolorata takes place, followed by that of the Madonna del Popolo on Wednesday afternoon.

On Thursdays, the "sepulchres" are set up in the churches, richly decorated altars that recall the Last Supper.

But the culmination of everything is the evocative and exciting procession of the Mysteries, consisting of eighteen statuary groups made of wood from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries representing  episodes from the Passion of Christ, that are entrusted to the “workers” and carried on their shoulders around town. The procession usually starts at 2.00 pm on Good Friday.