First organized for the Casali Salimbeni wedding, this contest sees the quintieri, or Cortona’s districts, compete against each other. This is one of the most important events in Cortona and always attracts a huge crowd. Alongside the sporting competition, actors and jokers will entertain the audience and historical re-enactments take over the streets. Food stalls and markets are also present. Simply put, to enter Cortona during the joust is like stepping back in time.
For more information head over to www.giostraarchidado.com/en/ .
Alternatively, you can contact us to find accommodation, arrange car transfers as well as reserve seats for the medieval banquet (advance booking is essential) and to help you further with your trip.
This is part of the Archidado, a series of historical re-enactments taking place in Cortona every June. Discover the other events at this link.