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Giostra del Saracino – June edition – Arezzo

22 June 2024. Medieval reenactment and joust with the four neighborhoods of Arezzo

Giostra del Saracino - Arezzo - Tuscany - Italy
22 Jun 2024 Tuscany -Arezzo  Folklore-Traditions | Historical reenactments

On Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 it takes place in Arezzo the 145rd edition of Giostra del Saracino, a Medieval reenactment with the participation of the 4 districts of the city.

The Giostra del Saracino takes place twice a year:
on the penultimate Saturday of June (Giostra di San Donato) and
– on the first Sunday of September (Giostra della Madonna del Conforto)

A rich and exciting scenery makes Giostra del Saracino one of the most fascinating folkloristic events in Italy: Historical Parade just before the beginning of the competition with over 300 extras wearing Medieval costumes, Musicians, 39 Sbandieratori (flag throwers)

The modern joust started in 1931, has its roots in Medieval tournaments. During his turn each knight must strike the shield of the Buratto (a puppet symbolizing the “King of the Indies”) with his lance, trying not to be hit by the mezzafusto, a Medieval weapon held by the Buratto in its right hand.

See the June program>>>
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For more information: phone +39 0575/377462-3
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Not possible to go in June? See the Giostra del Saracino in September>>>
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What to do after the Joust?
See on ItalybyEvents further events and places to visit in Tuscany>>>
And enjoy taste
the traditional food of Tuscany>>> and its excellent wines>>>

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