Gubbio, Tournament of Quarters

Tournament of the Quarters of Gubbio
Torneo dei Quartieri di Gubbio
Gubbio, Perugia (Umbria region)

a celebration of the Italian crossbow art thanks to a spectacular contest between the crossbowmen of the four town quarters held every year on the eve of the feast of the Assumption in one of the most beautiful and evocative places in Italy enlivened by coloured costumes and torches. Historical parades, living history displays, music and theatre shows, the outstanding local cuisine and many other initiatives to enjoy an immersive time travel back to the daily life of the 14th century...

Geographical, cultural and historical context

The enchanting city of Gubbio, called the "city of silence", located in north-eastern of Umbria region of Central Italy, lies in a mountainous area bordering with Le Marche region and rich in natural and artistic treasures (Roman Theatre and Mausoleum, Palazzo dei Consoli, Duomo, Palazzo Ducale, Basilica of Sant'Ubaldo), where history, culture and landscape coexist in harmony with historic medieval towns of extraordinary beauty and unspoilt nature.

Event description and programme

Every year in August Piazza Grande, a medieval jewel and one of the most picturesque squares in Italy, is hosting the "Torneo dei Quartieri", a croosbow shooting competition according the old Italian style among the town quarters (Sant'Andrea, San Giuliano, San Martino and San Pietro). The contest is preceded and followed by historical parades through charming streets and squares, while in the previous days are planned themed medieval nights offering a cultural journey in the enchanting atmosphere of the Middle Ages, as well as historical dinners and remarkable exhibitions of the Gubbio flag-wavers. Joyous celebrations and parties in the streets of each district end the festivities and honour the winning champion.

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.

Info & Contact

Gubbio Crossbowmen Society / Società Balestrieri della Città di Gubbio
Address: Palazzo del Bargello - 06024 Gubbio (Perugia), Italy
Tel.: + 39 3381936048

Associazione Maggio Eugubino Associazione Culturale Pro Gubbio
Address: Piazza Oderisi, 6 - 06024 Gubbio (Perugia), Italy
Tel.: +39 (0)75 9273912

Gubbio Town Council / Comune di Gubbio
Address: Piazza Grande, 9 – 06024 Gubbio (Perugia), Italy
Tel.: +39 (0)75 92371 | Fax: +39 (0)75 9275378

Gubbio Tourism Office / Servizio Turistico Associato – IAT Gubbio
Ufficio Informazioni e Accoglienza Turistica del Comprensorio Eugubino-Alto Chiascio
Address: Via della Repubblica, 15 - 06024 Gubbio (Perugia), Italy
Tel.: +39 (0)75 9220693 – +39 (0)75 9220790 | Fax +39 (0)75 9273409

Image: Umbria Turismo
Text sources: Società Balestrieri della Città di Gubbio, Gubbio Town Council, Wikipedia, Associazione Maggio Egubino


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