Last update: Friday, May 04, 2012 - Comments (2)
The Palio dei Micci (donkey race) is the most important historical-folklore event in the Province of Lucca; it takes place on the first Sunday in May and eight city-districts participate.
More than two thousand costumed figures take to the city streets on Palioday dressed in splendid costumes as princes and queens, warriors and chancellors knights, scholars, jesters and peasants, to animate the most beautiful spring festivity, a fairy-tale day.
The elegance of the costumes, the picturesque ancient ceremony, the allure of colours, banners, youthfulness and music constitute an absolutely unique, inimitable tableau. The rivalry among the districts comes to its culmination in the Palio: the donkey race. The district factions, who have Tuscan blood in their veins and therefore love competition, participate in this moment with intensity and emotion that infects even the most disenchanted spectators.
Such massive participation, greater than in any other event in Italy, not only confirms the Versilieses' spirituality, their insatiable need to vent their imaginations, but also offers the spectators striking impressive theatrical aspects.
Comune - Ufficio per il turismo
Via del Palazzo
55047 Seravezza (LU)
Proloco - Località Querceta
Via Versilia, 2
rosa at Tuesday, July 10, 2007 wrote:
ho scoperto questo evento 7 anni fa e da allora ogni anno sono ritornata!
maurizio at Friday, May 04, 2007 wrote:
sicuramente uno spettacolo che merita di essere visto. unico nel suo genere.