Candelara and the magic of its candles

The village of Candelara

The village of Candelara

The village of Candelara has ancient origins. Small and charming suburb of the town of Pesaro, it offers a striking landscape rich in history, culture and art.10624941_864077683625438_4914936233749583195_nThe Latin word “Candelaria” is probably linked, according to the historian Luigi Michelini Tocci, to “festum candelarum”, i.e. to a light source, a fire, a lighthouse.”

The emblema of Candelora

The emblema of Candelora

In fact, the emblem of Candelara shows three hills surmounted by three candles. This is inspired by the legend that, to locate the place on which to build the village, three candles were lit and in the less windy place, where the candle did not blow out, the town finds its right location to be built.

The most awaited event of the year: "Candles in Candelara"

The most awaited event of the year: “Candles in Candelara”

This charming village has become famous in the world thanks to the Christmas market “Candles in Candelara”. This unique event combines the charm of a medieval village to the enchanting atmosphere created by thousands of lit flames replacing artificial lights.

The evocative colors of Candelara and the enchanting atmosphere you can breathe during the event of "Candles in Candelara"

The evocative colors of Candelara and the enchanting atmosphere you can breathe during the event of “Candles in Candelara”

Thanks to scheduled shutdowns of public lighting of 15 minutes each (at 17:30 and 18:30), Candelara remains illuminated only by the warm and reassuring candlelight.pieghevolebassa

The XI edition of Candles in Candelara started on 29th November 2014 and will continue untill 14th December 2014 (you can save the following upcoming dates in December: Sat 6th/Sun 7th and Mon 8th; Sat 13th and Sun 14th).decima edizione

From this year, during the scheduled shutdowns, there will be some fireworks and in the meantime some bright ballons will be lift off and magically be lightening the sky above village.

Some of the beautiful decorations in the village of Candelara...

Some of the beautiful decorations in the village of Candelara…

Another news of this year festival is the “Snowy Alley”: a small road in the village, where artificial snow will be fired and where everyone will be covered by soft foam.

Candles in Candelara

Candles in Candelara

There are many attractions for children who will certainly love the party. Definitely a must for fans of candles, as there are of every shape and color.

Panoramic view of Candelara during the event

Panoramic view of Candelara during the event

We have been enchanted by the charm of this village and its fantastic and magic event!

You can find all infos by visiting the site of ProLoco Candelara at: http://www.candelara.com

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