‘A Cena con i Bizantini’ is a three-day long event which has been attracting thousands of visitors from all over the region, and the country, for over a decade, bringing this quiet and peaceful village back to life every summer. The event represents a vivid and breathtaking journey into the Byzantine history of the region, through cultural events, guided tours of the local Museum of Early Medieval and Byzantine Abruzzo (which is located in a castle that dates back to the 13th century), reconstructions of the Byzantine society – with several parades being organised every night – and last but not least, etno-gastronomic opportunities in every corner of the citadel.
As a Young Local Representative for FEDRA, I am proud to represent such a small village with so much potential, and I truly hope that, when given the chance, other like-minded visitors from all over Europe will enjoy the magical atmosphere that only a site like Crecchio can to offer.
Stefano Carulli - YLR in Crecchio
(Abruzzo - Italy)
Graduate student in International Relations and International Organisations