Perdon de Barbana is the oldest traditional event in Grado. It dates back to 1237, and it consists of votive boat processions from the island of Grado to the small island of Barbana where a Marian sanctuary is located. It is held on the first Sunday of July. This is the most spectacular religious manifestation, and it originates in a centuries-old belief that the Virgin saved the city from the plague when Grado was menaced by this danger.

This popular event musters up a large mass of people, both locals and people from the surroundings coming to Grado precisely to attend to this traditional pilgrimage.

For complete information on the event, follow the indications featured below:

Perdon di Barbana

Isola di Barbana, Grado, Gorizia, Italy

Isola di Barbana, Grado, Gorizia, Italy

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