" Il Giro del Mondo " La Grande Rogazione di Asiago from Tacconi Luca on Vimeo.
"La Grande Rogazione di Asiago"
"The Great Rogation of Asiago"... apparently a tradition since 1638.
Rogation: In the Christian Church a solemn supplication consisting of the litany of the saints chanted on the three days before Ascension Day.
Asiago is an old Cimbrian town in the Vicenza Province of the Veneto Region.
The town was the site of the Battle of Asiago in 1916 vs. the Austrian army.
Until the middle of the nineteenth century many of the people of Asiago spoke Cimbrian, an ancient German dialect.
Asiago is the birthplace of author Mario Rigoni Stern, and features prominently in his stories. It is also described in Emilio Lussu's 'A Year on the Altopiano'.
The Asiago region is the origin of Asiago cheese.