The celebrations for the Patron Saint of Porto Venere will take place Saturday 17 August 2019 with a day of religious ceremonies and with the evocative evening procession enriched by lighting San Pietro peak torches .
Like every year, on August 17th Porto Venere immerses itself in the religious festival dedicated to the White Madonna. During the day many liturgical ceremonies take place at the Church of San Lorenzo , where the parchment depicting the Madonna is kept, while at nightfall the town is invaded by lights and devotional songs while the The ark with which the miraculous image is transported crosses the streets of the village , stopping in the square at the foot of the Church of San Pietro illuminated with Roman torches for the occasion. The scattered candles for the whole stack up to the Church of San Pietro return a splendid and unique show in the world.
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