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The Week of the "Palio del Cerro"

Centro Storico Cerreto Guidi, Cerreto Guidi Florence, Italy

Back to Cerreto Guidi the traditional appointment with the week of the "Palio del Cerro" September 1 to 7. Quest 'year there are numerous innovations in the classical week that awaits the manifestation of the Renaissance. Monday, September 1 is an evening dedicated to the Medici Family: Medici portraits, and other routes Medici Medici villas in Tuscany, presenting by Prof. Patrizia Vezzosi - Project Manager accredited educational UNESCO and Prof. Angelo Biondi. The evening includes a greeting from the mayor and president of the Pro Loco di Cerreto Guidi. At the end will be offered to present a convivial tasting of wines from Cerreto Guidi and wine Bianco di Pitigliano. Tuesday, September 2nd is the opening night of the event, will be the turn of the districts who will present a traveling through the streets of the village cerretese, with a grand finale on the stage in Piazza Umberto I. Wednesday, September 3 hosting the 2014 edition delivery of Cerrino d'Oro, an award established in 1997 to reward the character cerretese that has stood for the promotion of the territory, as well as the culture of the country. Thursday, September 4, will host the ceremony of blessing the drapes of the Palio Palio dei Ragazzi del Cerro and in a new location. The ceremony will be hosted in fact in the garden in front of the Villa Medici became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Friday, September 5, is the evening's news. The traditional historical procession leaves room for the Christmas Eve dinner of 4 Contrada. And 'the evening of expectation: the country is prepared by the colors of the districts, huge tables in the historical center and in their respective territories, to accommodate contradaioli and players, joined by their colors. The dinner is open to all: everyone is invited to experience the atmosphere of the district on the evening of the day before the event that Cerreto waiting for a year. On this occasion there will be the ceremony of investiture of the Captains of the districts and the blessing of the players. Saturday, September 6, will be held the 46th edition of the Palio del Cerro, in honor of Santa Liberata. The Contrada di Porta Caracosta, Porta Fiorentina, Porta al palace, Porta Santa Maria to Pozzolo, will vie for the "CENCIO", engaging in games of the crossbow, the troppoli, the bigoncia, rings (the only game reserved for the ladies) and the tug of war. Sunday, September 7, is entirely dedicated to the patroness of the town of Cerreto Guidi, there will, in fact the celebrations at Santa Liberata. During the procession dedicated to Santa, parade also the district winner of the Palio del Cerro, 2014, in gratitude for the victory. Saturday, September 13th will be the turn instead of children. They will be young ladies and knights under the age of 12 to contend for the coveted "rag" Palio dei Ragazzi in 2014 disputing the similar games Palio del Cerro, with the exception of a crossbow, replaced by throwing balls and running in sacks. Cerreto Guidi back to being a Renaissance town and ready as every year to capture the presence of numerous spectators and enthusiasts. PRESS OFFICE COMMITTEE OF THE PALIO Cerro - PRO LOCO CERRETO GUIDI

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from 1 to 7 September 2014




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