From September 14th to 17th , every year, watch the spectacular festival at the centre of Lanciano. It starts at 4.00 am and continues for three days. Lots of music, games, stalls and fireworks. I personally like to stay up with 1000s of others, the night of the 13th of September, party the night away till 4.00 am (the morning of the 14th) when the festival officially opens. The tradition is to watch the fireworks, follow the brass band down the high street , eat pizza and cellary (yes, cellary) and then drive to San Giovanni in Venere to watch the sun rise. What a night! Let's not forget the horse racing at the center.