Porta Fiorentina, repeating the success of last year. Won the tender musicians and flag bearers.

Porta Fiorentina, repeating the success of last year. Won the tender musicians and flag bearers.


Bis for Porta Fiorentina. The orange-green cavalier has won, for the second consecutive year, the race “musicians and flag-waving.” The traditional festival, which opens the week of the “Palio dei Rioni”, attracted many visitors. Last night, Saturday, June 8, Town Hall Square overflowed with people, Castiglione and beyond. For one night the medieval and picturesque square is, therefore, become the “navel” of the Chiana Valley. At the end of the exhibition terzieri was also presented the rag that will be given next Sunday 16 June, the winner of the 2013 Palio dei Rioni, the festival of chivalry founded in honor of Madonna delle Grazie del Rivaio. This year, the banner was created by the young artist Gianmarco Tanganelli. Meanwhile this morning, in the sought of Madonna del Rivaio, during Holy Mass, blessed the “Palio” where it will be exhibited until next Sunday, the day of the horse race.

Event Schedule “Palio dei Rioni” 2013


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

21.00 Church of Our Lady Rivaio moment of prayer organized by the Districts.

It ‘called for a large participation of all citizens and rionali


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hours 18:00 to 20:15 at the “Village of the Young” veterinary examinations of horses


Friday, June 14, 2013

Hours 17:00 to 7:00 p.m. Piazzale Garibaldi “cut to the legs of the horses” means any District will have the opportunity to try their horses the track


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Piazzale Garibaldi

17.45 trials

18:30 Race provaccia

20.30 Dinners propitiatory in each district

23.00 Fireworks in honor of Our Lady of Graces Rivaio at Viale Mazzini


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Palio dei Rioni 2013


9.30 haunt the Church of Our Lady Rivaio for S. MASS

11.00 BLESSING OF THE HORSES in the churchyard

12.00 at the end of the ceremony will be redialed the Procession of the figures that will proceed to the Town Hall Square for the delivery of the Palio in the Town Hall.


16.00 ENTRANCE HALL SQUARE of the three districts and their positioning. Each district will have 15 minutes to rank for. It will be made a spectacle of flag and folklore from every district of the duration of 10 minutes each.

17.30 THE STAKE OUT OF THE TOWN HALL – READ THE NOTICE that marks the beginning of the event


18.15 ENTRANCE TO THE SQUARE GARIBALDI the historical parade and Reading of the announcement


The District winner went in procession to the Church of Our Lady of Grace for the Te Deum of thanksgiving to Our Lady and agrees to keep always on the small torch offered during the religious ceremony.

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