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The eight 'contrade', in their superb Renaissance costumes, pay tribute to the Duke Borso

Courtyard of the Este Castle

Ferrara (FE)

In the splendid setting of the Estense Castle, one by one, wearing their magnificent costumes, the eight "contrade" pay homage to the Duke of Ferrara by bringing local products and crafts as gifts, and doing games and dances that will bring back the atmosphere of the great Estense era.

Dames and knights, flag wavers and music, dancers, jugglers and fire eaters will come together in a short but intense ceremony, which will be an exciting dive into the history of the city of Ferrara and the Estensi.

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.

These special events dot the weeks leading up to the races of the Palio of Ferrara, on schedule for the last Sunday in May. It will be a unique chance to get in touch with the true essence of the Palio and its tradition, made up of art, theater, shows and historic research.

Date: the event will be held on Mar 18, 2018, Mar 25, 2018, Apr 02, 2018, Apr 08, 2018, Apr 15, 2018, Apr 22, 2018, Apr 29, 2018, May 01, 2018

Event timetable: 11.30 a.m.

Programme:

Sunday, March 18th: BORGO 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

Entrance: free entry

Information and Booking Centre

Tourist Information Office
Castello Estense - 44121 Ferrara - Phone: ++39 0532 209370 - 299303 - Fax: ++39 0532 212266
Weekday timetable:

9.00am - 6.00pm

Weekend timetable:

9.30am - 5.30pm

infotur@comune.fe.it

By Ferrara editorial staff (Jan 28, 2018)

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