The Festival of the Ceri, Gubbio, Italy
Whoever wants to get fully involved in the festival of the Ceri needs to wear comfortable casual clothes, a pair of flat shoes, possibly trainers, leaving everything that is superfluous. The festival on 15 may, takes over the entire town which is decorated for the occasion with banners and flags bearing the colours and emblems of the three Ceri, and the emblems of the town itself.
The race is so involving that one is obliged to follow the river of ceraioli and the people who follow the Ceri. It is important to be careful. During the race, the Ceri move at the highest possible speed around the town, accompanied by a large enthusiastic crowds. Whoever gets in the way of the race risks being trampled on.
The 15th May is the festival of the people of Gubbio, the “Eugubini”, who are able to transform the lovable hospitality that they are famous for into tough and not particularly diplomatic treatment of whoever intrudes in the way of the race.
This event was kindly submitted by Ezio, owner of Property 2873 Bed and Breakfast near Gubbio, Umbria, Italy. (pictured right)
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