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Fiera di Signa

Piazza Cavour 1, Signa Florence, Italy

Starting from August 31 until September 14, held an event of great tourist appeal, reminiscent of historical events important to the community Signa, Signa siege to the castle by the troops of Gian Galeazzo Visconti and the subsequent rejection of the militias, which took place in the 1397 Siege of the Castle of Signa was an episode of the war that began in 1396: in March 1397 the troops of the Visconti allocated nell'alleata Siena undertook a raid in the Florentine countryside led by Count Alberigo's Barbian, reaching up to Signa, who unsuccessfully besieged for two days (24 and 25 March). The refusal of the militia Visconti was therefore a source of pride to be part of the community, who arranged to perpetuate his memory for as long as possible. During the fair in September, on the occasion of the commemoration of this historical episode Medieval Castle Signa back to life, bustling with people, sounds, music and color. The narrow streets of the castle come alive in fact, markets and stalls selling handicrafts, artifacts and food stands, while ancient jugglers, extras and extras - dressed in the medieval fashion - walk the historical center dragging locals and visitors back in time to the times in which the castle was the central hub of the life of the town. Also within the walls of the Castle takes place after a spectacular medieval banquet, serving dishes in use at the time, and ends with the burning of the Tower of the North, in memory of the rejection of the militias, fascinating show, in which the Torre is colored lights and colors of fireworks against the backdrop of the late summer night. During the Fair also the historical procession accompanying the remains of the Blessed Easter Monday, the day of the protagonist returns, parading through the streets of the Castle and accompanying competitors of the Palio of the Archers of the Peoples of Signa. This event, while not evoking historical reality in similar events held in the past, constitutes an important moment of the Fair. It is intended to evoke the ancient rivalry between the four nations that had once divided Signa. To the people who with his archers won the race, was awarded the Palio and the honor of adorning the donkey with their own colors at the next Feast of the Blessed Giovanna, as well as the right of way in the parade of the Historical Parade during the the same party. Never before Fair September will be so full of events that will please all age groups and will be followed by thousands of people. Cultural activities such as exhibitions, performances, music, dance, sports such as cycling, and more, institutional activities such as the anniversary of the liberation of the city. From 31 August until Sunday, September 14th every evening and some afternoons will be accompanied by performances of all kinds pleasing the little ones and the adults also of fractions Lecore, San Mauro and the Colli Alti. Read the program and you will see that there for everyone. Keep it and come to enjoy in these days of festival, or those looking for that event that there are more congenial. The City Council, the Cooperative Credit Bank of Signa gave their financial support, the Tourism Association Pro Loco together with other associations of the Territory will make their commendable organizational effort so they may do in the best way, with the hope that the citizens will respond positively, but more importantly, and this is the main purpose, those coming out of our territory will acquire the culture of these days, what he sees, the treasures of our city and returns, maybe at other times to facilitate appearance tourist as much as we have.

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from 31 August to 14 September 2014





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