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South Molitecnica, historical company altamurana, He is proud of the successful event Federicus, centered on the figure of Frederick II, which for five years takes place in the historic center of Altamura. This year was held in the days 29-30 April and 1 It may and has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors and tourists, both from neighboring countries but also from other Italian regions and foreign countries. As part of this festival, the historic center of the Lioness of Puglia turns into a real medieval village, with the staging of 4 original districts: Latin quarter, Jewish, buckwheat and greek, emphasizing the typical, those custom religious ones up to those gastronomic. The secret of success of this year is also due to expanding the range and quality of cultural activities: exhibitions, theater events, conferences of considerable thickness among which that of the essayist and historian of the Middle Ages Prof. Franco Cardini who has reported on "L'amor cortese: Women and 'knight in the Middle Ages". But a party that respects can not miss the play-recreation appearance: indeed, The second day, as usual, it is above all synonymous with Frederick parade. A procession consisting of more than 2000 in medieval dress, from a few hundred professional artists such as flag bearers, archery, tamburini, jugglers, eaters and acrobats, and enriched by the majestic scenic elements, as the stage-theater and a reconstruction of a fully functioning medieval mill. The event is scheduled, then, next year with the seventh edition of Federicus. Molitecnica South congratulates the Fortis Murgia to the commitment and expertise in organizing this event and realize that, from year to year, always gives more visibility to the area.


image-e1446478010417   Federico - MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL 23 - 24 - 25 APRIL 2016 Altamura relives the XIII Century, with the evocative event "Federico" a medieval festival aims to attract the interest on our city starts of visitors and tourists will take away with you the history and local culture, in addition to the typical products of our city: the typical bread D.O.P. South Molitecnica participates, in his small, in this event to relive and pay tribute to the founder of our city.   MODIFICATION IMG-20160418-WA0006     ... AN OUTLINE THE HISTORY ... The story of Altamura comprises of different phases and often historical data is intertwined with the legend. The same Frederick II was called by his contemporaries Stupor Mundi (Wonder of the World), nickname that comes from his unquenchable intellectual curiosity, philosophical, the Astrological. It is said that Frederick knew nine languages ​​and it was a very modern ruler for his time, since he favored the science and professed viewpoints fairly advanced in economy. On the way back from sixth Crusade, Frederick II has stood on the plateau of the Murgia, in Bari area. The Emperor, fascinated by the beauty of the places and the healthy and mild climate of the Murgia hills were refreshments for soldiers Frederick sick with the plague, He decided to build, in 1232, a palatine Cathedral in honor of Santa Maria, around which united the people who lived in small villages in the area. The community became an important agricultural center, also dedicated to 'breeding and with considerable fiscal interests of the State. Centuries are the heirs of those populations to pay homage to the emperor to commemorate the founder of the city and the deep bond that binds them. The arrival of Federico II in the Terra di Bari is commemorated by Federicus, the medieval festival that involves the whole ancient city Frederick. L'event, during previous editions, It has attracted thousands of visitors from neighboring municipalities and tourists from abroad. The party is animated by a crowd of flag-waving, tamburrini, jugglers, street performers and jugglers in the streets of the ancient center. Frederick died in 1250 Altamura when they reached the Angevin ... but that's another story ...