Città della Pieve, Palio

Palio dei Terzieri
Città della Pieve (Perugia, Umbria region)

The Event

Citta della Pieve, town located on a hill overlooking the Val di Chiana, between Umbria and Tuscany, in the Province of Perugia, about 50 km southeast of Perugia, and birthplace of famous painters Pietro Vannucci called "Perugino" (1450-1523), possessing some of his works and Etruscan tombs in the neighborhoods, each summer offers a full immersion in the Renaissance Age thanks to the "Palio dei Terzieri", a festival recalling the old medieval split of the city into three parts related to the classes of aristocrats, burghers and peasants.

An historical parade of more than 800 characters in Renaissance costumes (drawn just from the paintings of the Perugino) goes along the main streets entertaining the audience, and is followed by the majestic float, inspired by classical antiquity and led by companies of musicians performing Renaissance music. The knights of the Terzieri recreate the atmosphere of the ancient bull hunt, challenging in the art of archery by shooting silhouettes in shape of the Chianina breed of bulls set on mobile platforms. The bull hunt evokes the old "Siena Hunting", a kind of bullfight once taking place in nearby town of Siena, to which Città della Pieve has always been linked through history, traditions, culture.

The Programme

Please contact the Organizers for the details.

Info & Contact

Associazione Ente Palio dei Terzieri
Address: Piazza XIX Giugno, 1 - 06062 Città della Pieve (Perugia)
Tel.: +39 0578 299375 - 0578 291226

Comune Città della Pieve
Address: Piazza XIX Giugno, 1 - 06062 Città della Pieve (Perugia)
Tel.: +39 0578 291111 – Fax: +39 0578 291291

Ufficio Informazioni e Accoglienza Turistica
IAT del Comprensorio Trasimeno
Address: P.zza Mazzini, 10 - 06061 Castiglione del Lago (Perugia)
Tel.: +396 075 9652484 - 075 9652738 – Fax: +39 075 9652763



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