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CORTEO STORICO DI GRAZZANO VISCONTI

GRAZZANO VISCONTI HISTORICAL PARADE
Description

People wearing beautiful medieval and renaissance costumes walk through Grazzano Visconti, jugglers, acrobats, soldiers and knights.
On Saturday evening the village comes alive with a show from people clothed in medieval costumes.
On Sunday, the village squares are animated by a parade of the Historical Group.
Throughout the weekend: themed menu in all restaurants in the village, medieval stands and artisans' stands from 700 years ago. Arts and crafts from the Middle Age are presented through practical workshops and a detailed presentation of all goods and tools on show. 

The historical parade deals with an event that took place on the last Sunday of May in the late 14th century. This is how the story goes: the borough has been grandly decorated by the count Giovanni Anguissola to meet the beautiful Valentina Visconti, who is travelling to France to meet the duke of Orléans, her husband-to-be. 
To celebrate the young Valentina and pick those who would escort her to France, the count of Grazzano organised a Palio testing the skills, abilities and bravery of knights from the different houses in Piacenza: the Anguissola from Vigolzone, Travo and Altoé, the Nicelli from Alta Valnure and the Malaspina from Bobbio. 

On Sunday, Valentina and her entourage guide the parade of nobles from Piacenza and the surrounding territory. The squares in the borough are animated by merchants selling their goods, jugglers, storytellers and musicians. 

Finally, Valentina's parade reaches the tournament field to enjoy the last Palio competition, the riding challenge. The winning house will have the honour of accompanying the Valentina Visconti on her journey.
 

Telephone
Iat Grazzano Visconti tel. +39.0523.870997
Email
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From
27 May 2017
To
28 May 2017
Timetable
Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm
Rates
9 euros full ticket; 5 euros children's ticket (from 6 to 14 years old); 7 euros discounted ticket (over 65 years old, caravan owners, online purchase); 7 euros for groups (25 people minimum, price per person). Saturday 27th May: evening tickets available
Free
disabled people
How to get there

Two large parking areas. Bus stop 10 m far from the village. Grazzano Visconti must be visited on foot (no motor vehicles allowed).

Disabled access
accessible
Info
Iat tel. +39 0523.870997
Organization
Pro Loco di Grazzano Visconti
Notes
Editorial offices are not to be held respondible for any sudden changes
Information Office
Last update
Thursday, 25 May 2017
News and information edited by the Tourist Information Office of the Municipalities of Bobbio, Borgonovo V.T., Castell'Arquato, Piacenza and Vigolzone