Passion Play in Sordevolo - Rescheduled for 2021

Programmes:

Since about 1490, the play had been performed in the Colosseum on Good Friday, with a large attendance of people, pilgrims, travellers and famous persons.
This tradition was interrupted in 1539 by Pope Paul III's prohibition of such representations, due to the dramatic Reformation period and the subsequent Luther’s, Calvino’s and other religious movements detachment from the Roman Catholic Church.
The "Roman" passion text reached Sordevolo through still mysterious ways.
Since 1816 the entire community of Sordevolo has been representing the Passion of Christ.
The Passion of Sordevolo is certainly the greatest choral play never performed in Italy by amateur actors: the performance takes place in a 4,000 square metres open space, a reconstructed corner of Jerusalem, dating back to 33 A.D.: Herod’s Palace, Synedrium, Pontius Pilate’s Praetorium, the Garden of Gethsemane, the cenacle, the Calvary.
The 3-hours performance consists of a prologue and 29 scenes, with an overall participation of about 400 actors and walkon characters.

 

3 Days / 2 Nights


Day 1 - Arrival
Arrival at your hotel in the Biella area. Dinner and overnight accommodation.

Day 2 - Lake Maggiore (approx 150 kms)
Today’s visit is to Lake Maggiore. Arrival at Stresa, the pearl of Lake Maggiore.
Its panoramic and architectural beauty and mild climate make it a popular tourist destination. We will venture off by boat to the stupendous Borromean Islands, which form the backdrop to the marvelous landscape of the lake; we board for Isola Bella to visit the Borromean Palace with its beautiful hanging gardens. At the end of the visit we proceed to Isola dei Pescatori, with its characteristic streets and restaurants where fish specialities from the lake can be sampled. The tour ends with Isola Bella, with its beautiful botanic garden. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 - Departure
After breakfast, it is time to say "arrivederci".

 

4 Days / 3 Nights


Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at your hotel in the Biella area. Dinner and overnight accommodation.

Day 2 - Lake Maggiore (approx 150 kms)
Today’s visit is to Lake Maggiore. Arrival at Stresa, the pearl of Lake Maggiore.
Its panoramic and architectural beauty and mild climate make it a popular tourist destination. We will venture off by boat to the stupendous Borromean Islands, which form the backdrop to the marvelous landscape of the lake; we board for Isola Bella to visit the Borromean Palace with its beautiful hanging gardens. At the end of the visit we proceed to Isola dei Pescatori, with its characteristic streets and restaurants where fish specialities from the lake can be sampled. The tour ends with Isola Bella, with its beautiful botanic garden. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 - Biella, Lake Viverone and Sordevolo (approx 50 kms)
After breakfast we ‘ll leave for Biella: our tour guide will show you the cathedral and the 11th century Baptistery before taking the Funicular up to the medieval old town situated on top of Piazzo hill. Here you will walk through porticoes which are characteristic of this part of town and visit some of the old palaces and noble villas from whose gardens you will see panoramic views of lower Biella and its spectacular mountain range. In the afternoon we head to Lake Viverone - a small blue jewel in amidst the green woodland and fields of Piemonte. Return to hotel to prepare for the evening - transfer to Sordevolo, dinner in a local restaurant before the passion play performance. Return to the hotel after the performance.
Overnight accommodation.

Day 4 - Departure
After breakfast, it is time to say "arrivederci".

The programme can be changed to meet your wishes.

Performance dates Sordevolo 2021

June 2021
Saturday 12.06 - 9 p.m.
Sunday 13.06 - 4.00 p.m.
Saturday 19.06 - 9 p.m.
Sunday 20.06 - 4.00 p.m.
Friday 25.06 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 26.06 - 9 p.m.
Sunday 27.06 - 4.00 p.m.

July 2021
Friday 02.07 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 03.07 - 9 p.m.
Friday 09.07 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10.07 - 9 p.m.
Friday 16.07 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 17.07 - 9 p.m.
Friday 23.07 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 24.07 - 9 p.m.
Friday 30.07 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 31.07 - 9 p.m.

August 2021
Sunday 01.08 - 9 p.m.
Friday 13.08 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 14.08 - 9 p.m.
Friday 20.08 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 21.08 - 9 p.m.
Friday 27.08 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 28.08 - 9 p.m.

September 2021
Friday 03.09 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 04.09 - 9 p.m.
Friday 10.09 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 11.09 - 9 p.m.
Sunday 12.09 - 4.00 p.m.
Friday 17.09 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 18.09 - 9 p.m.
Sunday 19.09 - 4.00 p.m.
Friday 24.09 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 25.09 - 9 p.m.
Sunday 26.09 - 4.00 p.m.

 


 

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