Palio di Fucecchio (costume parade and horse race), Fucecchio, Italy
Every year since 1981, there is this horse race in Fucecchio. The town is divided into contrade (just like Siena!). Before 'the' day, there are lots of feasts and festivities in each contrada, possibly al fresco, in order to spend nice time together, get to know each other and have a home style meal with some good wine. In the morning you can attend the historical parade with its lively display of 1200 persons in rich locally made costumes along the streets of Fucecchio. The 3 afternoon races take place at la Buca del Palio (Via Fratelli Rosselli in Fucecchio).
This event was kindly submitted by Tiziana Fierli, Owner of Property 1742, Villa Maura, Fucecchio, Tuscany, Italy
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