Poggio Bustone becomes a nativity scene

Starting from December 8th until the befana, the historic village of Poggio Bustone transforms and becomes a nativity scene thanks to the papier-mâché. The visitor will seem to immerse himself in a past world and will be able to relive the emotions of Christmas in an original way.

Church of St. Nicholas of Bari

In the seventeenth and eighteenth century, the Marquis Olgiati reconstructs the destroyed Church of San Nicola and turned it into a building with a classic facade. Inside the church it is divided into a central nave, two side and the apse. You can admire an original font carved from Roman Read more…

Porchetta Festival

In October there is the Festival of Porchetta, a boneless pork, seasoned and roasted whole in the oven. A legend traces this dish to a journey to the East of a certain butcher called Moretto. During the festivities, the ‘porchettari’ (porchetta cookers) are compared in a culinary competition.  

Church of St John Baptist

The fourteenth century church is bigger than the original medieval building. Inside you can admire a fifteenth-century fresco depicting St. Francis receiving the stigmata. Under the main altar are the relics of San Felice Martire who, according to legend, was carried on a cart pulled by oxen that spontaneously came Read more…

Sanctuary of San Giacomo (St James)

The Sanctuary and the Convent were built in places that hosted St. Francis of Assisi, near the seventeenth-century church of Sacro Speco. The monastery consists of a single nave fourteenth century church, a monastery dating from the thirteenth century, and a refectory, all decorated with frescoes of the fifteenth and Read more…

Lucio Battisti statue

In the park called “Gardens of March” was placed a bronze statue of the singer Lucio Battisti. The statue, sculpted by Maestro Manuel Campus, aims to honour an illustrious citizen and one of the greatest Italian singers and composers.

Old Village

The structure of the old village is reminiscent of the classic medieval towns. Note both the Gothic arched gate (known as “Good Day”) that is the ancient gateway to the town and the pentagonal tower of the gatehouse, which was part of the original castle around which was formed Poggio Read more…