Atina Things to Do
At the beginning of August the annual Go Cart Race or “Gara di Carrozze a Cuscinetti a Sfera.”
The race is named the “Gran Premio Dell’ Arco and this was the 7th successive year of this fascinating spectacle.
The course runs for a length of approximately 2.5 kilometres, starting from the main archway at the entrance of the old Centro Storico in Atina Superiore, and winds its way down to Atina Inferiore / Ponte Melfa on the valley floor below.
This is a truely amazing event !!!
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Market Day in Atina is Monday, when farmers flock from the surrounding countryside with their fresh produce and gastronomic delights. There is a wonderful variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables, and also a selection of local cheeses such as Pecorino, Caciocavallo, local salamis, prosciutto, and of course olives.
Every year, at the end of July, Atina plays host to an international Jazz fesitval. Performers come from all over the world to attend this little known but prestigeous event.
In August there is the Notte Bianca.
This phenomena was initiated in the larger cities of Rome and Naples, but is replicated in many other towns in Italy and now even in Europe.
It is a night of celebration, music, culture and food, when no-one sleeps as revelers party all night long.