The Fieschi’s Cake

The Fieschi’s Cake is one of the oldest and most important historical re-enactments in Italy and celebrates the wedding between Count Opizzo Fieschi and Bianca De’ Bianchi, which took place in 1230.

Every year, on 13 August in Cogorno, on the parvis of the 14th-century basilica of San Salvatore dei Fieschi, ‘l’Addiu du Fantin’ is celebrated with dances, ancient music, games of flags and figures of arms.

On 14 August, the wedding of Opizzo and Bianca is celebrated in Lavagna, preceded by a sumptuous wedding procession in medieval costume through the streets of the town and ending at the foot of the Fieschi Tower.

After the reading of the wedding proclamation, the Countess cuts the gigantic cake, a thirteen-quintal cake made for the occasion by master pastry chefs from Lavagna and offered to all participants.

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