Palio della Contesa Estense


Palio della Contesa Estense

The palio is the historical recalling of the transit of Borso d'Este, in 1471, in town while on his way to Rome. Till May 17th, palio, music, entertainments and religiuos feasts.

PROGRAMME of the upcoming events

12th May
> 5p.m. Piazza Mazzini: Playground for children.

13th May
> 9p.m. Carmelite Order Church Concert by the Malerbi School.

14th May
> 9p.m. Piazza Mazzini (in the “Pavaglione” yard): Civil Defence Service - Dogs show;
> 9p.m. Gallery of the “Pavaglione” (next to Santina bakery): Chess tournament organised by the chess association of the city of Lugo.

15th May – Sant'Ilaro Day
> 3p.m.: Mass of Saint Francis of Paola (handing out of candles) and procession to celebrate Sant'Ilaro, patron saint of the city;
> 8.30p.m. Piazza Trisi: Soave Creatura Contest;
> 10.30pm, Piazza dei Martiri (square opposite the Rocca Estense Castle): Fireworks.

16 May
> 9p.m. at Piazza dei Martiri and Rocca Estense Castle: Homage to Borso d’Este, Duke of Ferrara historical reenactment of Borso d'Este’s and Lugo district parade; human chess match by the chess association of Lugo with the collaboration of district players.

17th May
> 3p.m. Piazza Mazzini (in the “Pavaglione” yard): Official entry of Lugo districts’ Historical Parades;
> 5p.m. at Piazza Mazzini (in the “Pavaglione” yard): XLVII Palio della Caveja and prize giving ceremony for the winners of the 2015 Contesa Estense.

Info: Contesa Estense
Tel: 0545 25248 - 347 2500504
Fax: 0545 25248

How to get there:
Coming from the exit of Lugo on motorway A14 bis, turn left direction Lugo (SP 95). After the bridge on the railway, turn left on Via Provinciale Cotignola and drive straight on the SP 253. At the roundabout at the beginning of via Matteotti, take the first exit and drive along Via Acquacalda till the car park on Piazza Garibaldi. The event will take place in different venues of the historical town centre: Piazza Mazzini (indoors Pavaglione), Piazza Martiri (in front of the stronghold), for other venues see programme. Car and bus parks in Via Garibaldi. Disabled facilities.

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