Giostra del Saracino – June edition – Arezzo
17 June 2023. Medieval reenactment and joust with the four neighborhoods of Arezzo
On Saturday, June 17th, 2023 it takes place in Arezzo the 143rd edition of Giostra del Saracino, a Medieval reenactment that involves the participation of the four neighborhoods 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.
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