Palio del Golfo – La Spezia
5-7 August 2022. Thirteen boats challenge each other to gain the coveted trophy
Palio del Golfo takes place every year on the first Sunday of August in La Spezia sea.
The 97th edition of the Palio del Golfo is taking place on Sunday, August 7th, 2022
Palio del Golfo is a row race with boats similar to fishing boats.
Traditionally, the Palio starts two days before the race and ends on Monday.
The two previous days are dedicated to the preparation rites, on Monday to the awards ceremony.
On the evening of Friday 5th August 2022 there is the night parade of boats and delivery of the palii
On Saturday 6th August 2022 begins with the boats measurement and control in Piazza del Mercato and ends with an evening is a concert t the La Spezia theatre and the boats’ dinner.
On Sunday, the opening ceremony, and at 5 pm it starts the first Palio del Golfo, the one of Women.
Then it follows the Junior category. During this day visitors may also assist to the commeration of the fallen at the sea.
The traditional Palio starts at 7.25 pm when 13 boats challenge each other, one for each borgata marinara (sea districts) of Golfo di La Spezia, so called also Poets Gulf.:: Portovenere, Le Grazie, Fezzano, Cadimare, Marola, CRDD (Circolo Ricreativo Dipendenti Difesa), Canaletto, Fossamastra, Muggiano, San Terenzo, Venere Azzurra, Lerici e Tellaro. The evening ends with a fireworks show.
On Monday, the prizegiving of the race winners and the parade that represents the most colorful topic of the event The parade ends in Piazza Europa where the Gonfalons are given to the crew members winner of the competition.
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