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The entire town of POPPI literally opens its doors - better yet its cellar - wine cellars - to the public. Not only is this a great opportunity to taste various types of wines, but also a wonderful opportunity to get a glimpse of a medieval town from the inside ....Read More
Stopped during the War, the city began in the late 1940's to recreate this fabulous event with so old origins, in the Middle Ages. The Giosta dell'Orso happens every year, on July 25 to celebrate St. James, Pistoia's patron saint.
During the staged event, three knights from each section of the ....Read More
The Italian name is "GIOSTRA DEL SARACINO" which can be translated as "The Saracen Joust". The name comes from the medieval history of this joust.
At that times, around the 1300's, the jousts used to have two functions - to be the warriors training during the period of peace and to ....Read More
The Day after you can see the Palio di San Ranieri ( 4 teams race a regatta on the Arno, representing historical events). The Regatta of the Old Seafaring Republics (takes place on May and June, preceded by a parade that represents the four Republics: Pisa, Genoa, Venice and Amalfi).