Homage to the Duke 2017
Folklore and festivals
A procession takes place to pay homage to the Dukes of Ferrara. This parade has close ties with the traditional "Palio" that dates back to 1259 and is much loved by tourists and locals alike. Representatives of the eight contrade of the city dress up in superb period costumes and parade through the castle to pay homage to the Duke. Each contrada tries to better the other in terms of its performances, dance and surprise elements.
Sunday, March, 12th: BORGO SAN GIOVANNI
Sunday March 26th: BORGO SAN GIORGIO
Sunday April 2nd: BORGO SAN LUCA
Sunday April 9th: RIONE SAN PAOLO
Monday April 17th: RIONE SANTA MARIA IN VADO
Sunday April 23rd: BORGO SAN GIACOMO
Sunday April 30th: RIONE SAN BENEDETTO
Monday May 1st: RIONE SANTO SPIRITO
March 12th, 26th; April 2nd, 9th, 17th, 23rd, 30th; May 1st, 2017
September 25th and October 30th at 11.00am.
October 9th, 16th and 23rd at 11am and 4.30pm