Identity, history, tradition. Tourism marketing and promotion of the village, coupled with Mormanno’s products of excellence. There is all this around the Festa of Perciavutti, which for years has marked the opening of the holiday season. A cultural, food and wine event that has become the social glue for the entire community, which is committed to the realization of an ancient, flavorful party that projects itself onto the regional scene of the great historical events.
From December 7th to the 9th, Mormanno will become the capital of the Pollino wine, transforming its historic center into a welcoming village in which the products of the territory, popular music, territorial cuisine, religious and folkloric traditions are promoted through a mix of great charm for the many tourists who have reserved accommodations, filling the hotels of the village, now consolidated in the formula of the diffused hospitality network.
“We strongly believe in this event and have made it even more deeply rooted in the winemaking tradition that belongs to Pollino and Calabria,” said Tourism Councilor of the Municipality of Mormanno, Flavio De Barti, by involving some of the most important wineries of the regional production landscape. Perciavutti is a great experiential tourism attraction that we like to promote by immersing so many visitors in the everyday life of our village that is dressed for the peak event of our winter programming.”
It all begins on Thursday, December 7th, with the opening of the Perciavutti Markets at 10am in Piazza 8 Marzo, and then enter the festive party at 5pm with the opening parade in which the Tamburi di Montecerviero and i Piccoli Natalini will take part. Immediately after will be the lighting of Christmas lights and Christmas tree in Piazza Umberto I. From 7pm onwards, thanks to the great organization seen in this period, the neighborhoods of Casalicchio, Costa, Capo Lo Serro and Torretta will open the “Vuttari” within which the new wine will be poured and the dishes of the peasant tradition can be tasted. In the evening, the “Alla Bua” concert will transform Piazza Umberto I into a large open-air stage in which hundreds of visitors will join Mormanno every year to experience this unique event.
Friday December 8th, the Palio dei Botti at 4pm will color Main street with the healthy competition of the participating neighborhoods . The event organized by the Comunalia association will precede with the carrying of the Marian torch by the Parish of Santa Maria del Colle. In the evening the “minifolk” of the Miromagnum group “Francesco Perrone” will perform in the square at 8pm.
The three days of Perciavutti will end on Saturday, December 9th with the concert of the Hosteria di Giò at 10pm in Piazza Umberto I, preceded by a prize-giving ceremony for the wineries expected at 11pm and by the performances by street artists “Gessetti and Straps “along the Municipal Road.
Throughout the duration of the event, the official guide of Pollino National Park, Luigi Perrone, will organize guided tours to discover the hamlet of Mormanno.