Palio of Saint Agapito

  • Palio of Saint Agapito

Energitismo Insight

The patronal festival in honour of Saint Agapito (August 18) ends with the city palio ("Lo palio de sand'Agàbbido" in the local dialect) during which the four districts that take their name from the ancient city gates compete in different tests. The most important test is the "giostra della scifa", a horse race in which the riders attempt to capture a small metal ring with a lance. On the evening of 17th a solemn procession is held with the relics of the Martyr.

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