39th PALIO DEGLI ARCIERI “CITTA’ DI PESCIA”
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The event “il Palio degli arcieri” takes place every year in Pescia on the first Sunday of September. On this occasion the historic centre is decorated with the flags of the four contending Rioni. On this day, the Archers of S. Maria, S. Michele e S. Francesco will do their best in order to win the Palio.
Schedule of events:
Sunday, August 28
Opening of the events connected to the 39th Palio. Starting in the morning
: Piazza Mazzini will host a show about Pinocchio, with the characters of the book, entertainment for children, puppets, games and cotillons for everyone.
An event to celebrate arts and crafts has been organized with the collaboration of some local traders.4 p.m.
– The 14th “Palla al Paniere” Trophy will take place with competitions among teams of young representatives of each city quarter.
There will be a show of musicians and flag bearers of the groups of children representing the four districts.
has been organized by each of the four districts.9 p.m.
- Finals of the “Palla al Paniere” Trophy.
Monday, August 29th, Tuesday 30th, Wednesday 31th, Thursday September 1st Propitiatory dinners for the four districts:
: Ferraia districtTuesday 30th
: S. Michele districtWednesday 31th
: S. Francesco districtThursday September 1st
: S. Maria district.
Friday, September 2nd8,30 p.m.
: The blessing ceremonies of the Palio, the four competing Rioni and the banners will take place in the Cathedral of S. Stefano.
A historical parade will be held across the town to the arrival point in Piazza Mazzini.
After the parade, the Palio presentation ceremony will take place, together with the drawing of the palliasse and the archers. Then, a show of musicians and flag bearers will be held, followed by the designation of the “Dama of Pescia” (this year belonging to the Ferraia district) who will participate in the 17th edition of “La Bellezza e l’ Eleganza della Donna nel Medioevo e nel Rinascimento”(Female Beauty and Elegance in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance).
There will be a grand finale with musicians and flag bearers of the four districts.
Saturday, September 3rd In the afternoon
: Piazza Mazzini – Evocation of ancient arts and crafts from some downtown merchants 9 p.m.
Piazza Mazzini: Presentation of the 17th Edition of “La Bellezza e l’Eleganza della Donna nel medioevo e nel Rinascimento”
(Beauty and Elegance of Women in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance). In case of bad weather, the event will take place in the sports hall. In the evening, the ceremony for the renewal of frai twinning agreement Municipalities of Pescia and Oullin, will be present the Choral Valley of Flowers and the Chorale Prelude Oullin; It will also be present Marco Messeri.
Sunday , September 4th Starting in the morning:
Piazza Mazzini - Medieval siege machines will be exhibited by the “Pro loco” of Larciano. There will be a campsite with tents belonging to the Casina Rossa quarter of Montecatini Terme. Evocation of ancient arts and crafts and medieval street shops in Via Santa Maria and Via dell´acqua.3 p.m.
A historical parade will take place across the town centre to Piazza Mazzini. 5 p.m.
Piazza Mazzini – Opening of the “39th Palio Città di Pescia”
: the winning district will be awarded the “Cencio 2016” made by Adriano Esposito and entitled “Pescia e le sue Castella: Medicina”. The drawing of lottery tickets associated to each district will take place.Starting at 7:30 p.m. “Il Palio a tavola”
- Dinner in Piazza del Grano
For Information: Pescia Tourist Office Tel. +39 0572 490919 Fax + 39 0572 499933 email@example.com www.paliocittadipescia.it For information on Saturday and Sunday: Collodi Information Point Tel. +39 0572 429660