Tolentino 815

At the Castello della Rancia (also La Rancia Castle) in Tolentino it takes place a spectacular historical re-enactment of what many historians consider as the first battle fought for the Italian independence, held in Tolentino on 2nd and 3rd May 1815.
200 years later, in the countryside surrounding the old and mighty Castle and in the historical centre of Tolentino, every first weekend in May are reconstructed the events, the protagonists of which were Joachim Murat, King of Naples, and the troops of the Baron Federico Bianchi, two strategists who battled with infantry, cavalry and artillery, over a vast territory.
Over five hundred re-enactors from all over Europe set up camps and tents faithful to those used by the nineteenth-century armies; prowling along, to peek and capture moments of soldiers' everyday life is a unique experience and a real blast from the past.
Also scheduled: the battle and the final parade of the historical groups, a photo contest, conferences, shows, initiatives of study and much more.

The Attractions of Tolentino

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Discover the attraction Tolentino - International museum of the Caricature

Tolentino - International museum of the Caricature

It is housed in Palazzo Sangallo, in the main square of Tolentino. It is the only one of the sort in Italy and between the few in the world. In the museum there...

Discover the attraction Basilica of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino

Basilica of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino

The Basilica of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino is one of the most important sanctuaries of central Italy.St. Nicholas of Tolentino (1245-1305) was an...

Discover the attraction Tolentino - The Museum of the Basilica of St. Nichoas of Tolentino

Tolentino - The Museum of the Basilica of St. Nichoas of Tolentino

The Museum of the Basilica, that can be reached by staircase, houses numerous paintings and sculptures, precious ceramics, offerings and permanent Nativity...

Discover the attraction Concattedrale di San Catervo

Concattedrale di San Catervo

The Cathedral of San Catervo was built upon the ruins of two former holy buildings. The earliest Panteum was dedicated to St. Catervo, the Roman nobleman to...

Discover the attraction Nicola Vaccaj Theatre

Nicola Vaccaj Theatre

The theatre named after Nicola Vaccaj was finished in 1795 but it was only inaugurated in 1797. The approval for the development and the acceptance of the...

Discover the attraction Tolentino - Santa Lucia Thermal Spa

Tolentino - Santa Lucia Thermal Spa

Santa Lucia Spa is located on top of a hill, behind a dense ancient wood. The extensive spa complex includes the Spa Beauty Centre of Santa Lucia and...