ATINA – FESTIVAL DELL’EMIGRAZIONE OF THE VAL DI COMINO
THURSDAY 8 AUGUST 2019
10:00A Welcome by the Authorities in the hall of the Palazzo Ducale of Atina.
10:45Guided Tours of Atina to learn about the town’s Historic and Cultural treasures. In groups of at least 30 people, in English, French and Italian. Cost: €3.00 per person. children free. To book Atina Tour tickets please contact Louise Shapcott
13:00A Break for Lunch. You can choose to make your own arrangements or … on request, lunch at a set price can be arranged in a local restaurant in Atina. To book lunches please contact Louise Shapcott15:00 Guided Visits of Atina will resume.16:30 Inauguration of the Photographic and Documentary Exhibition regarding Emigration from the Valle di Comino. 18:00Presentation and Conversations About Emigration with Guido Pescosolido, a historian, and Vittorio Macioce, a journalist. (Simultaneous translations are planned in English and French.)21:00“Festa in Piazza” – Piazza Marconi in front of the cathedral – Food, Wine and Music, local delicacies of our Valle di Comino and traditional rhythms………………………………………………………..
FRIDAY 9 AUGUST 2019 – GUIDED VISIT OF CASSINO
09:00A Coach Tour will start from Atina by the Piazzetta del Monumento ai Caduti, in front of the Bar Mancini.
Or alternatively you can make your own way to Cassino with your own transport and meet up at the War Museum “Historiale” in Via S. Marco, 23 in Cassino.
Tour Begins at 09:30 at the War Museum “Historiale”
10:45 – British Commonwealth War Cemetery11:30 – Archaeological Area of Casinum13:00 – A break for lunch, when you are free to make your own arrangements, or on request a fixed price meal can be arranged at a local restaurant at a cost of €15.00 per person.15:00 – Abbey of Montecassino and the Polish Military Cemetery17:00 – End of the day’s activities and return to Atina
Costs per person:Guide for the entire day: €7:00 (for groups of at least 20 people)Cost of transport by coach from €10:00 per person (depending on the number of participants.
Please note – Entrance fees to the museums are not included …“Historiale” Museum: €3.50 per person for groups, for children under 8 years and people aged over 70 entrance is free.Archaeological Museum: €4.00 for adults, €2.00 for young people aged between 18 and 25.To book places on this tour please Contact Louise Shapcott……………………………………………………….
SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST 2019
AT THE CANTINONE OF THE PALAZZO VISOCCHI
In via Terrappio, Atina – Here we will gather and share the stories and experiences of our families who emigrated from this area.