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Palio di Fucecchio

Tradition and history in the event fucecchiese

Born as a reenactment of a dispute that occurred around 1200 called Palio della Lancia, il Palio di Fucecchio is today at the heart of the events of Fucecchio. The equestrian competition takes place every year on the second Sunday in may, in what the neighbouring town of fucecchio call "the pit", a natural race suited to horse races.

Challenge 12 districts with as many jockeys riding horses bareback, bareback. The races take place in two batteries of six horses, four best horses qualified for the final; He won the Palio who obviously comes first.

The reputation of the Palio di Fucecchio has also contributed the picturesque historical parade in which participate over a thousand participants dressed in medieval clothes. The party begins seven days before competition with Palio delle Contrade market fair where you can try and buy local produce and artisan creations.

 

 

Photo Credits [paliodifucecchio.it]

albero detail
from the same territory