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Piazza Grande

Arezzo, Italy

June 2022

Tuscany: Il Giostro del Saracino

June 19 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 2, 2018 at 10:30 am

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This lively festival in Arezzo, Tuscany (with editions in June and September) is based on a 13th century tradition of knights competing by jousting against a shield-bearing puppet (Saracen). The jousting continues today, with the modern-day knights competing for the prize of the Golden Lance, while flag-bearers, musicians, and revelers in medieval costume parade throughout the Piazza San Francesco. A full week of events leads up to the day of each Joust. Standing-room tickets start at 6€, while seated tickets cost…

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