Historic Palio of the Contrade

On September 10 Pomarance takes the field ... with theater hits. Now in its 47th edition, the historic Palio of the districts is the feather in the cap of the events organized in the Pisan municipality and beyond. Like every year, the four districts of the country (Marzocco, Centro, Gelso and Paese Novo) compete with theatrical performances: in the field of the Piazzone, in the background of great scenography, the actors perform in unpublished performances. Everything is designed and organized by the districts, from music to costumes, from sets to set-ups, and strictly live. The exhibition of each district lasts 30 minutes. The theatrical performances are staged starting from 16.30, preceded by the parade through the streets of the town center (beginning at 15.30) and the performance of the G.Puccini Filarmonica. At 22.00 the proclamation of the winning district is scheduled. The 10th highlight of the events, but we start on September 3 with the presentation of the palio: the Sunday before the challenge takes place the investiture of the captains (21 hours), flanked by the meeting of the districts in Piazza S. Anna and shows.