CARVALLO DI FUOCO (FIERY HORSE)
The Cavallo di Fuoco is a unique fireworks display and historical reenactment that takes place in Italy. It occurs eight days after Easter and has been a tradition since 1682 when local residents hired a pyrotechnician to create a spectacle in honor of the Virgin Mary. After the show, the pyrotechnician rode his horse and shot off the remaining fireworks.
The celebration begins with a Mass at the Cathedral and includes a parade of brotherhoods. It culminates with the pyrotechnic show. At around 9:00 pm, a mock horse makes an appearance on the town's streets, accompanied by a marching band. A large crowd gathers, and once the "horse" reaches its stage, it takes a pace lap before the streetlights are turned off. The most impressive fireworks are then launched, providing a stunning display.
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