Welcome to the heart of Arezzo, where history and the present mix in a vibrant dance of colors, costumes, and knights! Imagine taking a journey back in time, to the Middle Ages, when knights fought for honor and glory. This is the experience that Arezzo offers during the Saracino Joust. A deeply rooted tradition that unites the city in a celebration of its rich heritage and pride. This is not just any event, but a historical reenactment that pits the city’s districts against each other for the valuable Golden Lance. If you are a fan of costume shows, equestrian competitions, or simply curious, you won’t want to miss this extraordinary event. Where to watch it, you ask? Look no further: the B&B “Country House Poggio del Drago” is the perfect place for you! Continue reading to find out why.
The Saracino Joust: a leap into the past
Participating in the Saracino Joust means not just witnessing an event, but taking a leap into the past. The Joust is a reenactment of the 16th century, a challenge to the King of the Indies that fills the streets of Arezzo with the sound of trumpets, the noise of horses, and the thrill of competition. But it’s not just about the spectacle: the Saracino Joust is a real battle between the city’s districts, each eager to win the Golden Lance. So, prepare to witness passion, pride, and competition like never before.
The Saracino Joust and rivalry between districts
The Saracino Joust is an event that has deep roots in the community. Four districts, or ‘Porte’, of Arezzo vie for the title: Porta Crucifera, Porta del Foro, Porta Sant’Andrea, and Porta Santo Spirito. Each of these districts has its own identity and history, represented by distinctive colors, heraldic emblems, and rituals brought to the competition. Their competitive spirit adds a level of excitement to the Joust that makes the event truly unique. But the competition is friendly, a way for the community to come together, celebrate its history, and create lasting memories.
The Saracino Joust: a heritage of Arezzo
Saracino Joust is not just an event, but a tradition that is passed down from generation to generation. The origins of the Joust date back to the Middle Ages, but its current form dates back to 1931, when it was restored to strengthen Arezzo’s identity and sense of community. Since then, the Joust has become a fundamental part of Arezzo’s life, an opportunity to celebrate and share the city’s history and traditions with the whole world.
The Saracino Joust represents a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture, appreciate the equestrian skill and knights, and discover the fascinating history of Arezzo. But the Joust is not just a city event, it’s an event that attracts visitors from all over the world, curious to experience the thrill of this historic tournament.
Why choose B&B “Country House Poggio del Drago”
But where to watch all this spectacle, you might be wondering. This is where the B&B “Country House Poggio del Drago” comes in. This charming dwelling located a few kilometers from the center of Arezzo offers a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding hills, allowing you to fully enjoy the Joust and its context.
The B&B “Country House Poggio del Drago” is not just comfortable accommodation, but a place where you can live a true Italian experience. This charming property offers spacious and welcoming rooms, a large swimming pool, a lush garden, and first-class service that will make you feel at home. Moreover, the location of the B&B allows you to comfortably explore Arezzo and Tuscany, while providing a tranquil and relaxing place to return after a day of adventures.
So, if you’re looking for a place to experience the excitement of the Saracino Joust and discover the wonders of Arezzo, look no further. Book your stay at the B&B “Country House Poggio del Drago” and prepare for an unforgettable experience.