region there are some typical feasts for example: the traditional feast day of
“SAN GAUDENZIO”, patron Saint of Novara that is celebrated each year on the 22nd
also “FAGIOLATA”, a traditional festival organised by some villages and towns
around Novara, and during which a typical free meal is distributed to those
present. In Marano Ticino and in Borgomanero there is the Palio of the donkeys
that is a light hearted race which takes place every year.
day in Oleggio the “CAKES RACE” take place, that is a walking-race on a long
route each contestant must carry a big cake safe as far as the finish line. It’s
a historical commemoration dating back to 15th century.
revocation of the antique battles is today a reason to have a feast.
Some of them
take place in Olengo, Bicocca and in the woods of the Bertozza farm.
Figure – The billboard of Oleggio’s carnival