Via S. Caterina 2, 56100 Pisa

2 Oct

Palio of Saint Ranieri

The four historical districts of the city compete in a race along the river Arno every 17 June, the day of Saint Ranieri, patron saint of Pisa.

San Francesco, yellow, San Martino, red, Santa Maria, blue, and Sant’Antonio, green, can rely on a crew of eight rowers, one helmsman and a climber. The latter is charge to conquer the “paliotto” climbing on a stake about 10 m high. The first climber that takes back the flag ensure the victory to his district.

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