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Unnamed Venue

Passignano, Italy

July 2018

Passignano (Umbria): Palio delle Barche

July 22, 2018 - July 29, 2018
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The "Palio of the Boats" is divided into three stages: the first and third events are water races, while the second stage requires contestants from the town's four districts to carry boats on their shoulders through the steep hills and passageways of old town Passignano. The palio, held annually on the last Sunday in July, originates from an attempted invasion in 1495. A small number of exiles from Siena and Perugia invaded the castle at Passignano, but were intimidated by…

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