Category Archives: Folklore in Tuscany

Vicopisano and its Festa Medievale

  In the north of the province of Pisa, only 16 km (nearly 10 mi) from the Leaning Tower, lies the town of Vicopisano. It spreads between the banks of the river Arno and Mount Pisano and is mostly hilly, … Continue reading

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Medievalis, when Pontremoli returns to 1226

In the heart of Tuscany’s historic territory, Lunigiana, lies Pontremoli with an age-old history going back to 1000 BC. Here every year in August they celebrate the Middle Ages with Medievalis. Continue reading

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The Saracen Joust

Twice a year Arezzo is the ‘battlefield’ of the renowned Giostra del Saracino which sees eight knights competing on horseback for the honour of their quarters. Which team will win this year? Continue reading

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Tria Turris, when Chiusi goes medieval

Chiusi returns to the Middle Ages with Tria Turris. Races, archery tournaments, bizarre football games and more are waiting for you from Jun 23 to 25. Continue reading

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Pistoia and its Giostra dell’Orso

Tradition and tournaments in the heart of beautiful Pistoia with its Giostra dell’Orso, the Joust of the Bear. Continue reading

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