History weekend: the tragic fate of King Gioacchino Murat

Re-enactment
from 07/10/2017 to 13/10/2017
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A weekend of re-enactments, festivities, music and commemoration

GENERAL PROGRAMME FOR THE 2017 MURAT HISTORY WEEKEND IN PIZZO CALABRIA (ITALY)

Saturday 7/10/2017

4.30pm  HISTORIC PROCESSION leaving from the Cathedral San Francesco di Paola and continuing this itinerary: Via San Francesco, Corso Garibaldi, Piazza della Repubblica, Via Marconi, Chiesa di San Giorgio (Visit of the tomb of Re Gioacchino), Via Benedetto Musolino, Piazza della Repubblica.

6pm PRIZE-GIVING FOR THE PARTICPANTS OF THE RE-ENACTMENTS and welcome given by representatives of the local communal government of Pizzo.
6pm 19TH-CENTURY PERIOD DANCING organised by the dance section of the Royal re-enactment group Gioacchino Murat;
8pm KING’S DINNER TABLE (CENA DEL RE) in period costume, attended by the local government representatives, sponsors, re-enactors. If you would like to attend you will need to obtain a pass and buy a ticket.

Sunday 8/10/2017
9am Piazza della Repubblica: MARKET OF 19TH-CENTURY MEMORABILIA.
11am Marina di Pizzo – HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT OF THE DISEMBARKATION OF RE GIOACCHINO MURAT
11.30am Piazza della Repubblica – HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT OF THE ARREST, TRIAL AND EXCECUTION OF RE GIOACCHINO MURAT

Friday 13/10/2017
10am MEETING FOR SPECIALISTS FOR THE RELAUNCH OF THE REGIONAL HISTORICAL PARK DEDICTAED TO THE FRENCH DECADE IN  CALABRIA to be held in the Sala Convegni della Loggia della Tonnara di Pizzo Marina;
5pm COMMEMORATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF THE KING at the Castello Murat;
7pm sung celebration at the Chiesa Matrice di San Giorgio Martire.

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