Category Archives: Tuscan traditions

Sansepolcro, celebrating tradition with its Palio della Balestra

In the Valtiberina for over 400 years there’s a town doing its best to keep traditions alive. Hoist your crossbows and salute Sansepolcro and its Palio della Balestra. 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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Capodanno Pisano, Pisa’s New Year Day

New Year Day on March 25th in Pisa. Read the whole programme here. 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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It’s March, welcome to the New Year

François Rabelais once wrote “The greatest loss of time that I know is to count the hours” (Gargantua in Book I, “Gargantua and Pantagruel”), but time – be it hours, days, years – has been calculated for centuries. Here is how they do it in Tuscany. Continue reading

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