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Palio della Balestra in Gubbio

palio balestra gubbio

When? Last Sunday in May

Where? Gubbio – Umbria

A traditional competition where the balestrieri of Gubbio wear the characteristic period costumes and meet every year in the exceptional scenery of Piazza Grande.

The competition consists in centering the tasso, a target placed 36 meters away. The crossbowman who manages to hit the nearest point to the center of the target receives as a prize: a banner made by a well-known artist.

During the event, it’s also possible to admire the virtuosity of flag throwers and the historical re-enactments throughout the streets of Gubbio.

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