Historic Palio of the Contrade, 50th edition | Pomarance
13 September 2020
ore: 15:30 - 23:30
Centro storico Pomarance
centro, piazze e luoghi limitrofi
The second Sunday of September is the day of the historic palio of Pomarance. The Palio is not a horse race or a tug of war: the four contrade will face themselves through a contest of theatre performances created by each historic quarter in the big square. The Palio delle Contrade begins a week before. The representatives of the four historic districts meet themselves, followed by their respective retinues, to present the Palio, or Cencio as it is called in these parts, which is the coveted prize that will be awarded to the winning district. There is a different Palio every year, made by a local artist.
Pomarance Tourism Office
photo © Mauro Fanfani
h. 3.30 parade of historic pageant in the streets untile the big square (called “Piazzone”).
h 4.30 pm: start of the palio, 4 theatre performances by the historic quarters (contrade) called Centro, Gelso, Marzocco and Paese Novo
h. 10.00 pm: awards ceremony