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Argentario Sailor Palio – Porto Santo Stefano

15 August. Rowing race with the 4 districts of the city.

Argentario Sailor Palio Tuscany Italy
15 Aug 2022 Tuscany -Porto Santo Stefano (Grosseto)  Folklore-Traditions | Historical reenactments | Sport

On August 15, in Porto Santo Stefano, in the province of Grosseto, takes place the Argentario Sailor Palio, a rowing race where the 4 districts of the city (Valle, Croce, Pilarella and Fortezza) challenge one another to win the palio.

The Argentario Sailor Palio takes place since 1937 and its history traces back to a legendary anecdote which is said to have occurred around the seventeenth century, when a fishermen’s crew from Santo Stefano, on a “tartarone”, a traditional fishing boat, was attacked by a Saracen pirate ship. After a long chase, the fishermen managed to escape the pirates, thanks to the commitment of the rowers who hid in a cave.

The race consists of covering 10 times a distance of 400 meters delimited by two buoys.
Every team is made up of a helmsman and 4 rowers.
In 1956 it was established that the most coveted prize, the Golden Cup, would be awarded to the district that wins the Palio for three years in a row.

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