The Palio of Castelfranco, in Veneto: a tradition between history and folklore

Sep 23, 2021 185

BY: Monica Auteri

In Italy, in the month of September there are a lot of traditions that get celebrated: one of the most famous is the Palio of Castelfranco. It takes place over three weekends to evoke and share with a bigger crowd the glorious past of the old people that used to live in the village of Castelfranco, in the province of Treviso, in Veneto. What does this historical event entail exactly?

The Palio of Castelfranco: a tradition with ancient roots

The Palio of Castelfranco is a competition that involves the whole town of Castelfranco, by that we mean every neighborhood, in a team sport: the actual sport competition is coupled with the historical parade. But how did it all start?

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