Historical Carousel – Saint Oliva’s Palio – Cori
July 29th, 2023, the last event of the Historical Carousels in Cori.
On Saturday July 29th 2023, it is taking place the last event of the Historical Carousel of Cori, a small town in the province of Latina: the Palio di Sant’Oliva (Saint Oliva’s Palio), that is preceded by two other events in June: the Priors’ oath and the Palio of Madonna of the Rescue.
The Saint Oliva’s Palio is a historical reenactment of the 16th-Century celebrations held in honor of Saint Oliva, patron Saint of the city since the 12th Century.
The Palio is a ring race, a spectacular competition involving knights and horses. While riding, the Knights’ goal is to center small rings with a dagger. The Palio is won by the district that pierced most of the rings.
A historical parade takes place just before the Palio, passing through the streets of Cori. It features about 400 figures wearing Renaissance costumes, divided into 4 groups representing the communities of Cory and its three gates (districts): Ninfina, Romana e Signina.
Like in June, propitiatory dinners in the taverns of Cori the night before the Palio.
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