Every year in Cannobio we celebrate a miracle that happened a long time ago. The memory of that emotion though, is always present and relives just like the thousands of lights which are exposed throughout the old town of Cannobio and on the boats that follow the slow procession from the lake. This celebration is called the “Lumineri” of Cannobio.
This is a very important event for the community but also for those who have learned to know and love Cannobio. At 7 pm on January 7th, immediately after the church celebration, the procession that accompanies the Sacra Costa along the streets shows up and the liturgical chants begin.
The Sacra Costa is therefore brought back to the place from which everything originated, in the past the house of Tommaso Zacchei and now the Sanctuary of the Santissima Pietà.
After the celebration both restaurants and homes cook a traditional meal: pasta with beans and luganighe with boiled vegetables.
In conclusion Cannobio recalls, year after year, the miracle that took place between its narrow streets so long ago and approaches the celebration of the fifth centenary (1522).