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Ferrara's Palio

The oldest Palio of the world

From Sunday 24th April to Sunday 29th May

Ferrara's Palio returns this year, the most ancient Palio in the whole world, even dating back to 1259: 8 "contrade" (medieval quarters) compete for Palio, through exciting races with Renaissance costumes, among flag-throwers, dancers and events, which will animate Ferrara in more than a month. Celebrations will start, indeed, Sunday 24th April 4.00 p.m. with Peace's Palio. You'll live this year too timeless emotions surrounded by Renaissance sceneries.

All over May, Ferrara will go back in time thanks to the characteristic Palio's celebrations:

  • Saturday 14th May 9.00 p.m. - Historical procession and champions introduction;
  • Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May - Juvenile Flags Games and Ancient Flags Games;
  • Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th May - Horse and Donkey visit and Compulsory horses trails at the rope;
  • Saturday 28th May 6.00 p.m. - Propitiatory Dinner;
  • Sunday 29th May 3.30 p.m. - Historical procession and "Ferrara's Palio"'s races.

Horses and donkeys visit will be in Piazza Ariostea, where Ferrara's Palio will take place, while the Historical procession is going back to Corso Giovecca this year, original historic route.

For more information: paliodiferrara

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