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19 July 2020
ore: 17:00 - 23:00

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Piazza Vittorio Emanuele
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele
Bientina

The “Palio delle Contrade”, which takes place on the third Sunday of July in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, takes on greater importance every year although it does not boast an historic tradition. Indeed, from a simple horse race on the Tuesday after Pentecost (at the end of the Festa di San Valentino) in the last century, it has become one of the most important events in the area. Other events related to the ‘palio’ begin on the previous Saturday with the historical night parade, where the costumed participants walk along the streets of the city centre, representing the nine districts: Centro Storico, Guerrazzi, Il Cilecchio, Il Puntone, Il Villaggio, La Forra, Quattro Strade, S. Colomba, Viarella.