The 14th of December the patron Saint of Guarcino, Sant’Agnello, is celebrated with a pilgrimage to the hermitage.
The first Sunday of May, there’s a pilgrimage to the hermitage of Sant’Agnello.
The Festival of Music takes place in the picturesque setting of the medieval cloister of San Michele Arcangelo and has prominent presence in the music world.
On the penultimate Sunday of August a procession leads the statue of St. Rocco, co-patron of Guarcino.
Sant’Agnello is celebrated on 3 different occasions: on the first Sunday of May with a pilgrimage to the hermitage, on the last Friday and Sunday of August with a pilgrimage and a great feast, and on December 14th with a pilgrimage to the hermitage on the day of the true anniversary of the saint.
The Amaretto festival is dedicated to one of the main local products known throughout Italy: amaretto of Guarcino.
The abbotti are tripe rolls wrapped in slices of bacon, with celery and carrots, parsley and garlic.
The potato has been an important food in the local diet and is still widely used to make the famous gnocchi which are remembered in a celebration of three days. The gnocchi are seasoned “alla guarcinese” or “alla montagna”, i.e. with sheep sauce.
The re-enactment recalls the heroic deeds of Malpensa, a soldier of Guarcino who in 1186 defeated in a duel the champion of Henry VI Barbarossa. The victory enabled Guarcino to be spared by the troops.
A festival dedicated to one of the main local products known throughout Italy: Guarcino prosciutto.