APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Matera - Madonna della Bruna

Sig. Franco Palumbo
Presidente Comitato Feste
Circolo La Scaletta
Via Sette Dolori, 10
Tel./Fax 0835 336726 - 0835 240079
Web: www.lascalettamt.it
E-mail: lascaletta.mt@tiscalinet.it


The feast of the ‘Madonna della Bruna’, instituted by the Pope Urbano VI with the title of ‘Visitazione’ is celebrated every year on the 2nd of July.

The feast begins in the morning with a procession of shepherds.

A parade of the procession's cart, constituted by a throne of Madonna della Bruna built in painted paper pulp, takes place at sunset and it is dragged by eight harnessed mules.

Works created to decorate the cart represent a particular event of the Old or the New Testament. The top of the feast is reached when the crowd assaults the cart to catch pieces for using them as talismans in their own houses or shops.

The feast ends with a competition of pyrotechnical fireworks.