La Spada nella Rocca, Bellinzona (Medieval performance)
The Medieval era is revived at Montebello Castle, which for three days reinvents its former splendour.
A costume fete with sets and artists in fancy dresses, craftsmen working, night time open air concerts, games, historical performances, armigers and flag-throwing shows.
Sword sounds, the flash of shields and helmets, coloured costumes and flags flying in the wind. "Spada nella Rocca" is all of this, and much more.
The historical event - with many guest groups - faithfully reenacts medieval life scenes, sword-fights and archery tournaments, medieval dinner, craftsmen and much more. Inside the castle, two taverns offer snacks and drinks at affordable prices.
Visitors are welcomed by costumed characters, warriors in their armour, trumpeters and craftsmen in their old workshops
A stimulating leap back into the past, the event features as highlights, challenges and tournaments, from archery to the "Giostra del Saraceno" (jousting game).