Cognoscenti 18 : Urbino

When the saint came marching in to Urbino

S. Crescentino's procession enters the city

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On the first tour to Italy in 2014, at the very end of May, our arrival in Urbino coincided precisely with the annual parade of the city’s patron saint, S. Crescentino, a Roman soldier martyred for his Christian conviction.   As we watched the great procession along the ramparts, into the town centre and up to the dedication in the cathedral, we were taking part, with the complete population of the city, in a unique experience.

25 July 2014

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