A small town located in the northeast of Italy
Once a year, the town hosts a Turkish festival based on a legend that is more than 300 years old
At the end of the 17th century, the inhabitants of a small Italian town found and released a Turkish janissary, Hasan, who was wounded during the siege of Vienna.
Having recovered, the janissary decided not to return home as he had met and married his love Marianna in Italy.
Being an outstanding military officer, Hasan helped the villagers to fight the oppressors and soon became the head of Moena.
The janissary was popularly known as Il Turco.
They erected a monument to the janissary in the town’s main square. The famous composer Rossini dedicated his opera il Turco in Italia to the town’s hero.
Moena is a small town in Northeast Italy, which belongs to the province of Trento in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Italy. Moena has a population of around 3,000 people.
thousands of people living in Moena
The Moena Turkish Festival is held between 19th and 21st of August every year. Not many people know that at the heart of the festival lies a legend that goes back over 300 years.
a Turkish festival is held in Moena.
La Moena is a wonderful fusion of the Italian and Turkish cultures.