Saturday, August 28: Opening of the manifestations connected to the 33st Palio
9,30 p.m, Piazza del Grano - entertainment with medieval streets artists with "Babuska Medieval" - Cantiere Ikrea
Sunday, August 29:
In the morning
Piazza Mazzini - Medieval little market of Arts and Crafts - Juggiers and Falconers -Exhibition of typical products from 10 Castellas, marquee of gastronomic specialities from the four Quarters - Exhibition and axchange of period objects, books and works of Art connected to the hunting activity and to the life in the countryside, in cooperation with A.R.C.A. 113 Ecologico ONLUS and the Pescia´s Communal Section of Federcaccia "G. Puccini".
4,30 p.m. - Presentation and 10 Castellas´ walk-on parade in period costumes.
5, 00 p.m - 8th "Palla al Paniere" trophy - a competition between young Quarter citizens- will take place
9,30 p.m Piazza del Grano - Fashion parade
Propitiatory dinners that are organised in the four quarters:
Monday 30st August (Ferraia quarter)
Tuesday 311st September (S. Michele quarter)
Wednesday 1nd September (S. Francesco quarter)
Thursday 2rd September (S. Maria quarter)
Friday, September 3: at 20,30 a.m, blessing of the Palio, the banners of the Districts and the league at the Cathedral. Evening torchlight parade of the four districts along the town streets with arrival in Piazza Mazzini.
Presentation of the Palio, drawing of the palliasse and the archers; exhibition of musicians and flag-fliers. Presentation of the "dame of Pescia" who will participate in the 11th edition of "La Bellezza e l´ Eleganza della Donna nel Medioevo e nel Rinascimento" (Beauty and Elegance of the Woman in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance)
Saturday, September 4: at 9, 00 p.m, in Piazza Mazzini, presentation of the 11th edition of "La Bellezza e l´ Eleganza della Donna nel Medioevo e nel Rinascimento" (Beauty and Elegance of the Woman in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance). In case of bad weather, the event will take place in the sports hall
Sunday, September 5:
From 10,15 a.m. in the four Quarters and in Piazza Mazzini, the Araldo, whit the accompainement of the Musicians, will announce to the Town the disputation of the Palio.
3, 00 p.m: historical procession along the town streets with arrival in Piazza Mazzini.
5,00 p.m: opening of the 33st Palio Città di Pescia Combination of the Districts to the tickets drawn during the Palio Lottery
7,30 p.m.: Dinner in Piazza del Grano "Il Palio a tavola"
For Information: Pescia Tourist Office
Tel. +39 0572 490919 Fax + 39 0572 499933
For information on Saturday and Sunday:
Collodi Information Point
Tel. +39 0572 429660