Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Palio dei terzieri, Città della Pieve, Wednesday, 11. August 2010 - Sunday, 22. August 2010
It is a race between three carts representing the Terzieri of which they report the respective symbols.
The circuit of the race is 800 meters long. The departure takes place near the "Porta Nuova" and the race develops itself along the antique walls up to the "Piazza del Comune" (city hall square), the heart of the city. There, the “Mora”, a bust in wood representing the Saracen is waiting that the "bàlio" (man or woman from the people to whom is committed the conclusive gesture of the race) pulls away the key from his right hand to open the door of the tower and give the bell knock, symbolic sign of the conquest of the city.
For more info and pictures: http://www.paliodeiterzieri.it/?gclid=CNutwaOzn6MCFQ2S3wodA2UGug