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Borgia Palio – Nepi

15-30 June 2024 in the weekends the celebration of the connection between Nepi and the Borgias.

Palio dei Borgia - Nepi Lazio
15 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Lazio -Nepi (Viterbo)  Folklore-Traditions | Historical reenactments

On the weekends from June 15th to 30th, 2024 it takes place in Nepi the Borgia Palio also known as the Palio of Saracino

The Borgia Palio, this year at its 38th edition, commemorates the connection between Nepi and the Borgia family, blending history and legend to create an event with an ancient flavor, immersing visitors in the historical and scenic beauty of Nepi.

The feast recalls two important days in 1499:
– January 10, 1499, when Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia) invests his daughter Lucrezia with the Lordship of Nepi, and
– September 25, 1499, when the Pope and his daughter Lucrezia, accompanied by her husband, arrive in Nepi arrived in Nepi, where they were welcomed with a big feast.

The Palio is contested with archery competitions and horseback competitions between the 4 districts of Nepi to claim victory.

Two historical processions with about 300 people in beautiful costumes parade crossing the town, accompanied by the beat of drums, the sound of trumpets, and the maneuvers of the flag-wavers. The first procession concludes with the presentation of the keys to the beautiful Lucrezia.

Additionally, there are exhibitions, theatrical performances, children’s events, and the inevitable offering of candles from the 4 districts.

For the occasion, “medieval” taverns are set up in each of the four districts offering visitors typical dishes of the local cuisine.

For some events, seating is available for a fee.
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Cover photo is by Elisa Moretti.

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