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Traditional boiled-egg beating festival

Central streets and river bank

Tredozio (FC)

The ancient boiled-egg beating festival used to take place in the nearby parish of Ottignana on Easter Monday.

Although the beating of boiled eggs has ancient roots, this propitiatory ritual of Spring is still common in various cities in Italy.

The conquest of the Palio, the annual competition between the 4 town districts near the village's river bank, is preceded by a historical parade in medieval costumes in which the 4 districts are represented and accompanied by trumpets, flag bearers and pageboys bearing the 'Palio d'Argento', walking towards the field where the competition usually takes place.

The egg is always the star of the party, both raw and boiled. The races to win the Palio are four like the districts: the most spectacular is undoubtedly the battle of raw eggs, a match where the districts' members fight against each other by throwing more than 600 eggs per round.

The other interesting races are a competition to find about 200 hard-boiled eggs hidden in a large haystack, a weird and ancient version of baseball played using rows of eggs instead of balls, and a tug of war race where the two teams are located on the opposite shores of the river.

Date: the event will be held on Apr 15, 2017, Apr 16, 2017, Apr 17, 2017

Event timetable: see programme


Saturday, April 15
Opening of art and photographic exhibitions "The egg road" circuit inside of Historic Palaces.

Sunday, April 16
10.30am, blessing of Boiled Eggs and race pile driving the eggs among the Rioni
2.00pm, opening of the festival with "Sgabanaza"
3.00pm, entertainment and games with the audience including the 47th national championship of egg eaters and the 19th championship of "sfogline"

Sunday, April 17
2.30pm, parade floats and dispute of the 54th edition of the Egg Palio
3.30pm, 35th Disfida dell'Uovo, between the municipalities of Tredozio and Arcevia.

On Easter Sunday there will be only one stand with fried flatbread, on Easter Monday the full food stand will be working.

Entrance: entry fee

Full fee: €5 - Palio entry fee

Reduced fee: €3 - Festival entry fee

Information and Booking Centre

Tredozio Municipality - Secretary`s office
1, via Dei Martiri - 47019 Tredozio - Phone: ++39 0546 943937 - Fax: ++39 0546 943921
Weekday timetable:

From Monday to Friday: 10.00 - 13.00 pm; on Tuesday and Thursday: 15.30 - 17.30

Weekend timetable:


By Turismo Forlivese editorial staff (Mar 23, 2017)

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