Challenges to single combats, historical re-enactments and past memories in a medieval and renaissance Destinazione Turistica Emilia, among Parma, Piacenza and Reggio Emilia.
PALIO DELLE CONTRADE DI BOBBIO
23-24 June 2019
In the end of June, in the occasion of the “Palio delle Contrade” of Bobbio (PC) the representatives of the ancient boroughs challenge themselves in ability competitions for the conquest of the precious drape.The famous duels in a single fight in the name of honour, prestige and the beloved lady’s favours are nowadays substituted by ability competitions in which the athletes of Bobbio have to defend the supremacy of the “Contrada” to which they belong. The winning “Contrada” will keep the title for one year.Alcarina, Fringuella, Agazza, Legleria and Nova: these are the historical “contrade” which take their names from the medieval city gates, already existing in the 13th century. Each one is characterised by a banner and by the colours which are represented in the athlete clothes.As every year, the event is opened by the historical parade of princes, princesses, captains and athletes from the castle until the streets. During the challenges, a strict regulation assigns scores and penalties to decide the queen Contrada of Bobbio.
Pro Loco “Quelli che... pontano”
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RIEVOCAZIONE STORICA CANOSSANA
31 August - 1° September 2019
Ciano d'Enza - "Bosco dell'Impero"
Between the end of August and the beginning of September, the 29th historical re-enactment of Canossa puts back on stage at Ciano d’Enza (RE) the famous episode of “Perdono di Canossa” (Pardon of Canossa), which saw in 1077 the excommunicated Enrico IV depose his royal dress and attend for three days the retirement of the terrible measure of Pope Gregorio VII, guest at the loyal Countess Matilde. It was her to intercede and create the occasion for the withdrawal of the excommunication.
The village becomes a medieval borough which welcome the parade guided by the three protagonists of the episode, towards the dinner at the Court of Matilde, among performances of flag wavers and musician exhibitions - To view the menù click here.
Bookings welcome (no later than 27 August): Valentina 348.5993068 - Fausto 347.8824119 - Emanuela 328.4268275 (after 19.00)
Centro Culturale Comune di Canossa
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