The Palio of Ferrara is an absolute must-see. It is the world’s oldest palio (annual authentic contest). A thousand locals dress as damsels and knights, men at arms and musicians to take part. After the costume parade, the contrade have to run four races, one for boys (Corsa dei Putti or Palio di San Romano), one for girls (Corsa delle Putte or Palio di San Paolo), one for donkeys (Corsa delle Asine or Palio di San Maurelio) and the last one for horses (Corsa dei Cavalli or Palio di San Giorgio). There are also flag-wavers competitions and musicians that represent the eight dividing streets of Ferrara.
Period: 01.05.2012 - 31.05.2012
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