From June 18 to September 25, 2022, the Passion Play will take place in Sordevolo: stay in Oropa and discover the traditions of popular theatre, culture and local flavours
Every five years, hundreds of non-professional actors stage the episodes of the Passion of Christ in the amphitheater of Sordevolo during the summer months, for a total of 40 replicas. This great collective event is unique of its kind in Italy: all the families of the village, even the children, participate in the staging of the show taking care of the architecture of the scenes, the costumes, handing down the parts from generation to generation. The show, which has been held for over 200 years, involves a total of 400 people.
Check the dates of the shows and book your stay in Oropa to experience the traditions of our territory!
WEEKEND PROPOSAL (adaptable according to one’s needs for arrival and departure)
Arrival in Oropa with your own vehicle and check-in in the rooms of the Sanctuary
Guided tour of the Sanctuary, of the Ancient Basilica with the crowned Black Madonna, of the Museum of Treasures and Royal Apartments of the Savoy family
6.30 p.m.: dinner at the restaurant
7.30 p.m.: departure for Sordevolo by own vehicle
9.00 p.m.: performance of the Passion play
At the end, return to Oropa by your own vehicle. Overnight stay in the rooms of the Sanctuary and breakfast at the restaurant.
10.30 a.m.: Holy Mass in the Ancient Basilica
Free time to visit the Botanical Garden of Oropa, the City of Biella or the Ricetto of Candelo
SPECIAL SUNDAY 19 June / 3 July / 11, 18 and 25 September: possibility to attend the afternoon performance of the Passion Play and visit the Passion Museum
INFORMATION AND COSTS
Overnight stay in a double room with half board: € 57,50 (drinks not included) per person. (Promotion from 16 to 25 September: € 54.50)
Guided visit to the Sanctuary of Oropa: € 100.00 + € 2 per person for entrance to the Museum of Treasures and the Royal Apartments of the Savoy family. (To visit the sanctuary without a guide, click here to discover the places of interest)
Ticket for the Passion play: € 18 for third seats / € 26 for second seats / € 32 for first seats / € 50 for golden seats. Reduced 50% for children from 4 to 12 years old.
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