Giostra della Rocca – Monselice
1-16 September. Magnificent Medieval reenactment in Veneto.
The Giostra della Rocca, which takes place in Monselice all weekends from September 1 to September 16, 2018, is an historical reenactment that includes many Medieval-themed events, such as a live chess games, tambourine challenges, medieval markets, archery competitions, relays, races, tastings, shows.
The event sees the participation of Monselice’s 9 districts, that compete against each other.
Competitive chess games will begin from September 2, and a live chess game will take place on Sunday, September 9.
Also on September 9, Monselice’s nine districts will set up their own medieval workshops at the flea market, selling traditional products and presenting medieval crafts and activities.
The districts also compete in archery challenges, relays and races, with each district displaying 13th-century characters, crafts and war engines.
– on Thursday, September 13: tambourine competitions;
– on Saturday, September 15: horse races;
– on Sunday, September 16: historical parade with over 2,000 extras in medieval attire, Quintana joust, fireworks.
(photos: event’s Facebook page)