See more of this story here If you are thinking about visiting Pietrelcina at this time, it will help you to have the full programme of events. Religious Events - (English) (Italian) Civil Events - (English) (Italian) We have also scanned the official programme map for you to see where the events are held and to follow the route of the procession. Click to view or download MapEvery year Pietrelcina goes into overdrive during the first week in August. This is time of the main Festa here, the feast of Our Lady of Liberty which goes back nearly one and a half thousand years to the time of St. Barbatus of Benevento. St. Barbatus, who was the Bishop of Benevento, told the people to ask for Our Lady's prayers to save the city from an overwhelming invasion. Without help, the city and the countryside around, would surely have been lost.