Districts’ Palio – Vigevano
7-8 October 2023 Historical reenactments. Medieval games. Good food
On October 7th and 8th, 2023, takes place in Vigevano the Palio delle Contrade (Districts’ Palio), this year at its 42nd edition.
Palio delle Contrade has traditionally the same program, with historical reenactments, and old Medieval games :
– Saturday evening is animated by historical dancers, jugglers, flag wavers and fire shows.
– Sunday is the topic day
After the blessing of the banners of the 12 districts, the great parade is going through the streets of the historic center with more than 400 figures, including Francesco I Sforza, Duke of Milan, his wife Bianca Maria Visconti Sforza, musicians and flag bearers.
Then all is ready for the competition Medieval games.
During the Palio, Vigevano’s main square hosts a Medieval market with traditional local products and crafts of the time,
Not to be missed are the tours of the Sforzesco Castle, usually closed to the public.
The Children Medieval Games, a smaller version of the Palio specifically designed for kids, takes place every May since 2000.
(photos: event’s official website)
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