Why this Website?

This Portal was born at the service of the Parade and the cultural heritage of Potenza. It has been developed and is curated by passionate citizens. The portal aims to fill an informative gap, trying to spread and explain the deep meaning of the Parade, its historical origins who are lost over the centuries, the role of the individual components, the structure, the figures, what is staged in specific moments.

We want the Parade as an heritage for everyone, which must be understood and preserved, by any citizen of Potenza or from the world. Those who attend the Parade for the first time must also be guided, so that the event should not remain as a pure show of folklore, but should transmit emotions and suggestions, carrying out profound religious, cultural, identity and traditional meanings of Potentine people and of Potenza.

How Help Us

Anyone could support the development of this Portal:

  • by reporting errors or suggesting changes to be made to texts and images;
  • contributing to the translation of texts into languages other than Italian, English or Spanish, guaranteeing the quality of the translations as much as possible;
  • supporting the promotion of this portal through social social networks and articles in newspapers, magazines and other reviews;

For any question you are very welcome in contact us to our mail available here.

Bibliographic Sources

  • ‘Memorie della città di Potenza’ (1805), Emanuele Viggiano
  • ‘Cronaca potentina dal 1799 al 1882’ (1888), Raffaele Riviello
  • ‘Ricordi e note su costumanze, vita e pregiudizi del popolo potentino’ (1893), Raffaele Riviello
  • ‘Storia dei popoli della Lucania e della Basilicata’ (1900), Giacomo Racioppi
  • ‘La processione dei turchi a Potenza’ (1969), Mario Brienza
  • ‘La “Parata dei Turchi” metaracconto simbolico dell’Occidente’, (2017), Potenza Review
  • ‘Ancora qualcosa su San Gerardo e la Parata dei Turchi’, (2019), Potenza Review

Disclaimer: Although this portal is focused on the Parade, as well as there are references to Regulations, Acts and the Disciplinary of the same, the portal and its materials provide informations resulting from free and independent historical researches.