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Palio delle Torri in Chiusi

Chiusi Palio delle torri

When? Various dates – June

Where? Chiusi – Tuscany

Jesters and musicians, dancers and troubadours, fire eaters, flag-throwers and drummers, minstrels and falconers, games, a medieval market and more. This festival is the highlight of the year in Chiusi.

The town districts compete against one another, racing uphill whilst carrying a pedestal in the shape of a tower. This is not the only competition, however, as a medieval archery and fencing tournaments are also on the agenda.

Honoring the patron saint Mustiola, the whole town celebrates for three days.

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