Montopoli in Val d’Arno | Bow and Arrow Challenge
12 September 2020
ore: 19:00 - 23:30
Centro storico Montopoli in Val d’Arno
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Montopoli in Val d'Arno
The imposing castle of Montopoli in Val d’Arno, disputed for a long period among Lucca, Pisa and Florence, is today a charming Medieval small town. Giovanni Boccaccio, the author of “Decameron” defined Montopoli as the “castello insigne”, famous castle.
In 1412, the captain Jacopo degli Albizzi established that Montopoli should be divided into two quarters: Santo Stefano and San Giovanni. The important decision was sanctioned by a Bow and Arrow Challenge among the best archers of the two factions.
Since almost 50 years, Montopoli has been celebrating the medieval re-enactment. For a weekend in September, we leave our times and get into the Middle Ages, inside a wonderful scenography where everything is conceived to provide a great experience. You find yourself dressed in old clothes, together with fightings, bards. Jesters, craftsmen, merchants and warriors.
One of the re-enactment is the Bow and Arrow Challange, in which the the two old Montopoli’s districts, called “Perinsù” and “Peringiù” (Santo Stefano and San Giovanni) have a contest showing their skills with bow and arrows. Who will win this year?
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