What is the feast of the bòcolo in Venice?

What is the feast of the bòcolo in Venice? On April 25th In Venice we celebrate San Marco, patron saint of the city. But how does it connect to the feast of the bòcolo?

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What is the feast of the bòcolo in Venice?

On this occasion tradition wants each lover to give his beloved a red rose bud.

For the Venetians this is a traditional festival very heartfelt, linked to a legend that tells of the contrasted love between two young people: Maria, daughter of the Doge Orso Partecipazio and Tancredi a boy of the people, simple storytellers without art or part.

The girl was extraordinarily beautiful, with eyes so intense and fiery that she deserved the nickname Vulcana.

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On April 25th In Venice we celebrate San Marco, patron saint of the city.

On this occasion tradition wants each lover to give his beloved a red rose bud.

For the Venetians this is a traditional festival very heartfelt, linked to a legend that tells of the contrasted love between two young people: Maria, daughter of the Doge Orso Partecipazio and Tancredi a boy of the people, simple storytellers without art or part.

The girl was extraordinarily beautiful, with eyes so intense and fiery that she deserved the nickname Vulcana.

Determined to find a way to convince her father to accept the relationship with her beloved, she convinced Tancred to leave as a soldier in the wake of Charlemagne's paladins, so that she could cover herself in battle and thus prove to the Doge that she was a valiant man, worthy of the love of her beloved daughter.

Thus Tancred, in a short time became the terror of the Moors, covering himself with glory alongside Orlando, Raynald and the other paladins.

Storytellers and minstrels were now also singing Tancredi's heroic deeds. Vulcana, meanwhile, was preparing for the return of her beloved, happy to have won her father's opposition to his love.

But this happy ending never came true because Tancred fell into battle, betrayed by his own ardor and the impetus of his youthful unconsciousness that led him to expose himself too much, to be worthy of his beloved.

When the paladins entered the city, Maria ran to meet them looking for her beloved, but a comrade-in-arms approached her and handed her a red rose of her Tancredi's blood.

For more information about the party we refer you to an in-depth article that you can find here.

If you prefer an article about Venice, we send you back here.

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Matteo Angeloni
Matteo Angelonihttps://www.matteoangeloni.it/
Photographer, social media manager, close to master's degree. I wanted to open this blog out of a pure passion for travel, places and little stories.

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