San Ponso — Piazzale del Battistero

Festival of Frogs

A packed three-day program for dancing, entertainment and, of course, eating frogs and many other delicacies

from Friday

19 April 2024

at 20:00

to Sunday

21 April 2024

at 00:30

San Ponso in ancient times was crisscrossed by rivers and streams of uncertain course and punctuated by a myriad of bodies of water that made it a marshy and wet environment, populated by a considerable amount of amphibians that found a perfect habitat there.
Thanks to thereclamation work of the ancient Romans, the area was rehabilitated, but, in the areas that remained marshy, frogs and toads continued to proliferate, becoming a source of sustenance for the local populations.
Even today, although centuries have passed, the people of San Ponso are nicknamed the Ranër (in Piedmontese, those of the frogs), and it is for this reason that, from a brilliant idea of the local Pro Loco and its presidents , the Frog Festival was born!
There will be rich surprises and great eats and the music that will always keep us company every night.

Program

Friday, April 19

8:00 p.m.

Dinner with frogs and more (reservations welcome and recommended).

10:30 p.m.

Latin revival evening and all-around music with entertainment by Radio Gran Paradiso (free admission).

Saturday, April 20

Dinner with frogs and more (reservations welcome and recommended).

10:30 p.m.

There will be dancing with the Serena Gronchic orchestra (free admission).

Sunday, April 21

From 09:30 onwards

IX FIAT 500 exhibition and XII historic car rally the collaboration with the FIAT 500 Alto Canavese club, XII historic motorcycle rally in collaboration with the Centauro club Forno Canavese and VI Badgers 4X4 off-road rally.

From 10:00 a.m. until late afternoon

In the beautiful setting of the Romanesque Baptistery and the Plebian Complex, “Holy Drinker” route with craft beer tasting by Master Brewers, sale of local products and exhibition of wood, glass and ceramic works made by skilled artisans.
In collaboration with the association “The Baptistery”; guided tour of the Romanesque Baptistery.
Medieval Archery demonstration with the Comes Palatinus and medieval games for all children, young and a little older, with the Alloderi group.

From 10:45 a.m. until late afternoon

Rescue intervention simulation with Civil Defense, the Italian Red Cross “Rivarolo Canavese ODV Committee” and the rescue dog school“Al Blu,” demonstration with rescue vehicles and recreational fun activities for children and more, fearless ambulance project.
Super Dog Dog Center will be present with dog demonstrations and opportunities to try activities with their dogs.

From 10:45 a.m.

Sightseeing tour of the cars in the neighboring countries (route of about 20 km).
Throughout the day opportunity to try, in the midst of nature on a medium course, pedal-assisted e-bikes with the assistance and help of “Il gommista di Perardi Igor” official sponsor Alpek and Osme.
We will host at breakfast and lunch“THE 4X4 Off-road Badgers Club” for their VI gathering.

12:30 p.m.

Lunch with frogs and more (reservations welcome and recommended).

8:15 p.m.

Dinner with frogs and more (reservations welcome and recommended).

10:30 p.m.

Dance night with the orchestra “Franco and the Italian band” ( free admission).

Organized by

Sagra delle Rane San Ponso Canavese

Begins

19 April 2024

at 20:00

Ends

21 April 2024

at 00:30

How to participate

Reservations are appreciated for lunches and dinners.
Admission to dance evenings is free.
Take-out frogs are available by making reservations by 6 p.m.
A THOROUGH BAR AND RESTAURANT SERVICE WILL OPERATE THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD.

Indirizzo: Piazzale del Battistero san ponso

Piazzale del Battistero

Piazzale del Battistero san ponso
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Sagra delle Rane San Ponso Canavese

In epoca pre-romana parte del territorio canavesano, San Ponso incluso, era attraversato da fiumi e torrenti dal corso incerto che lo rendevano un ambiente paludoso e umido, popolato da una notevole quantità di anfibi che lì trovavano un habitat perfetto. Grazie all’opera di bonifica degli antichi romani il territorio venne risanato, ma, nelle zone rimaste acquitrinose, rane e rospi continuarono a proliferare divenendo fonte di sostentamento per le popolazioni locali. Ancora oggi, sebbene siano passati secoli, gli abitanti di San Ponso vengono soprannominati “i Ranër” (in piemontese, “quelli delle rane”), ed è per questo motivo che, da una brillante idea della Pro Loco locale, è nata la Sagra delle Rane!



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