Trento Travel Blog› entry 21 of 48 › view all entries
I was lucky to see at least one day of the Feste Vigiliane of Trento. This is a very traditional festival held for ages in honor of St. Vigilus, the city patron. There was pouring rain during the morning, but by the evening it had cleared out. The festival started with the traditional preparation of polenta, some sort of flour dough cooked in large vessels. I had tried it before as my argentinian friends had cooked it for me once. The "peasants" were also preparing formaggio, and invited children to see every step of the process.
In the main stage, a play took place resembling the post-reinassance clash of the nobility vs the mob. Actually the play wasn't good at all, lol, it looked very improvised, but the costumes were cool. A small parade took place after that, and the "madrina" of the festival was crowned.
We all ate polenta and cheese after that, you could get a free plate if you were able to fight against the starving crowd. The polenta was ok, not my favorite dish, but when it's free it tastes better. There was also free beer, so I thought that was a deal!
Right after the festival I went to a Mexican restaurant to see the World Cup game Mexico-France. The plate I had was some Chile con Carne that looked pretty Tex-Mex. I was so excited to see Mexico win 2-0! Fortunately most of the people in the restaurant supported Mexico and we all had some Corona beer to celebrate! ¡Viva México!