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Homage to the Duke 2018

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The eight 'contrade', in their superb Renaissance costumes, pay homage to the Duke Borso in the courtyard of the Este Castle
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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.

Timetable

Sunday, March, 18thBORGO SAN GIORGIO
Sunday March 25th: RIONE SANTA MARIA IN VADO
Monday April 2nd: RIONE SAN BENEDETTO
Sunday April 8th: RIONE SAN PAOLO
Monday April 15th: BORGO SAN GIACOMO
Sunday April 22nd: BORGO SAN GIOVANNI
Sunday April 29th: BORGO SAN LUCA
Monday May 1st: RIONE SANTO SPIRITO

Where

Ferrara - Cortile del Castello Estense

When

March 18th, 25th;  April 2nd, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th; May 1st, 2018

Opening

11.30am

Price

Free.

Contacts

Ente palio città di Ferrara - Via Mortara, 98
telefax 0532 752207
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