Palio del Golfo – La Spezia
August 2nd to 5th, 2019. Palio del Golfo. On Sunday 13 boats race in La Spezia sea.
Palio del Golfo takes place every year on in early August in La Spezia sea.
This year the 94th edition is held from Friday, August 2nd until Monday, August 5th 2019.
Palio del Golfo is a row race with boats similar to fishing boats.
On Saturday, the day starts with the boats’ control in Piazza del Mercato. In the evening a concert takes place at the La Spezia theatre.
On Sunday, the opening ceremony and at 5 pm the Palio del Golfo – Women starts. Then the junior category follows. 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.
photos from the official website of the eventGo to the website Palio del Golfo – La Spezia