San Lorenzo Feast and “Palio” | Guardistallo
09/08/2023 - 10/08/2023
ore: 19:00 - 23:00
Centro storico Guardistallo
centro, piazze e luoghi limitrofi
Pro Loco Guardistallo
Procession through the village streets with the sacred images of St Lorenzo (patron saint) and St Agatha on the evening of 9 August.
The day after the feast of the patron saint with the night-time performance of the Palio di San Lorenzo or Palio dell’acqua in Carretta at 21.00 in Piazza della Chiesa in Guardistallo.
Eight districts, each represented by two young people from the village, compete two at a time for the grill and the rag of the saint. With the water in the cauldron loaded on the cart, the two young people will race against another crew, close in a brotherly embrace. The performance is carried out in historical costumes, with an exhibition of flag-wavers and a parade by the Guardistallo Historical Group. The winning crew will extinguish the burning coal in the brazier.