The ''PALIO DI SAN DONATO'' (general program)

GENERAL PROGRAM

PIAZZA DUOMO

Friday, August 19, 2016

From Vespers to late night

From 6.30 p.m. The TAVERNS welcome the visitors while streets and squares are lit up with colour and are animated by parades, drums, musicians, entertainment, jugglers, minstrels and fire-eaters.
7.30 p.m. "IN TABERNA QUANDO SUMUS" (WHILE IN THE TAVERN) medieval music with Finis Terrae.
8.00 p.m. "LIBERO DI RIDERE" (FREE TO LAUGH) street art with Ratatuie.

9.00 p.m. ACCEPTANCE OF THE PALIO IN THE DUOMO and BLESSING OF THE CITY WITH THE RELICS OF THE HOLY PATRON DONATO: from the church of San Martino, the Palio, escorted by drummers and soldiers, accompanied by processions of nobles and commoners, crosses the city and officially opens the tournament.

9.30 p.m. "LA CORTE DEI MIRACOLI (THE COURT OF MIRACLES) street art with the Retroscena.
10.30 p.m. SHOW with the Medieval War Drums of Cividale.

11.00 p.m. "IN TABERNA QUANDO SUMUS" (WHILE IN THE TAVERN) medieval music with the  Finis Terrae.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Morning

From 9.30 a.m. 10th COMANDANTE MARK TOURNAMENT: International travelling tournament of historical archery behind Piazza Duomo, Giardino Costantini (Borgo Duomo), Mulinuss (Borgo San Pietro), Castello Canussio (Borgo San Domenico), Giardino del Convitto Nazionale Paolo Diacono (Borgo di Ponte), Ex Orto delle Orsoline (Borgo Brossana), organised by the Gruppo Storico Forojuliense. At 3.00 p.m. Award ceremony in the City Council Hall.
From late morning the TAVERNS will offer their customers medieval delicacies accompanied by drinks and flavoured infusions, with the calls of the merchants attracting visitors to the rich and colourful stalls of the medieval STREET MARKETS along the streets of the city.

Afternoon
From 3.30 p.m. until late night, on-going SHOWS in the streets and squares of the city: jesters, jugglers, drummers, musicians and knights in the free and playful madness of a day of celebration.
3.30 p.m. "IN TABERNA QUANDO SUMUS" (WHILE IN THE TAVERN) medieval music with Finis Terrae.
4.00 p.m. "I MUSICI DI LILLIPUT" (THE MUSICIANS FROM LILLIPUT) street art with the Giullari del Diavolo.
4.45 p.m. ARCHERY COMPETITION: The chronicle of the contest will be interspersed with short notes on the art of archery and crossbow by the Gruppo Storico Forojuliense. The competition is valid for the award of the Palio di San Donato. (In case of bad weather the competitions will be held in the Palestra Martiri della Libertà of Via Udine).
6.15 p.m. PATRIARCHAL PROCESSION: maidens, nobles and knights, soldiers and commoners accompany the champions of the city neighbourhoods who will compete for the Palio.
From 6.30 p.m. along the streets of the Ducal City RELAY RACE "BORGHI DI CIVIDALE TROPHY" an exciting re-enactment of the traditional relay between children and champions of each neighbourhood organised by ACLI Cividale. The competition is valid for the award of the Palio di San Donato. 8.00 p.m. Award ceremony of the race.

Evening
8.30 p.m. "IN TABERNA QUANDO SUMUS" (WHILE IN THE TAVERN) medieval music with Finis Terrae.
9.00 p.m. "FRATELLI" (BROTHERS) show by the Compagnia d’Arme “Cavalieri di San Giovanni”.
10.00 p.m. "AMOR MI FA CANTAR" (LOVE MAKES ME SING) - Games, songs and stories in joyful company with the  Giullari dell'Allegra Brigata jesters.
10.30 p.m."MAGNIFICHE RULLATE DI BATTAGLIA" (MAGNIFICENT BATTLE DRUMS) with the Medieval battle drums of Cividale, the Drums of the Dama Castellana di Conegliano and the Drums of Valvasone.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Morning
10.30 a.m. in the Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta solemn Holy Mass in honour of San Donato patron of the City. For the occasion, the Church exhibits the reliquary bust of the Saint, a goldsmith work from the fourteenth century.
11.30 a.m. next to the Duomo HONOURS TO THE "PALIO DI SAN DONATO" and SOLEMN PROCESSION along the streets of the City.

From late morning, the medieval TAVERNS and STREET MARKETS will be open.

Afternoon
From 3.00 p.m. until late night, on-going SHOWS in the streets and squares of the city: jesters, jugglers, drummers, musicians and knights in the free and playful madness of a day of celebration.
3.00 p.m. "DRUMMERS" with the Valvasone drums.
3.30 p.m. "IN TABERNA QUANDO SUMUS" (WHILE IN THE TAVERN) medieval music with the  Finis Terrae.
4.15 p.m. FATTI E MISFATTI ALL'EPOCA DEL PALIO (DEEDS AND MISDEEDS AT THE TIME OF THE PALIO), jester Tornello da Rabatta discloses secrets, sayings and gossip about the past and present Palio celebrations.
From 4.45 p.m. in Piazza Duomo CROSSBOW COMPETITION, valid for the award of the Palio di San Donato. The chronicle of the contest will be interspersed with short notes on the art of archery and crossbow by the Gruppo Storico Forojuliense. (In case of bad weather the competitions will be held in the Palestra Martiri della Libertà of Via Udine).
At the end of the competition the Palio di San Donato will arrive in the square escorted by drummers, soldiers, nobles and commoners to be awarded to the winning neighbourhood.
Right after, TENZONE DELLA CELATA, an archery and crossbow tournament. Challenge between the champions of the city neighbourhoods who will compete for the coveted prize with the support of the noisy and colourful supporters. Organised by the Gruppo Storico Forojuliense.

Evening
From 7.45 p.m. in Piazza Duomo AWARD OF THE PALIO DI SAN DONATO to the neighbourhood winner of the foot races and the archery and crossbow competitions. The Palio will be displayed for a year in the church of the winning neighbourhood.
8.30 p.m. "LE STORIE DI TORNELLO IL GIULLARE" (STORIES OF JESTER TORNELLO) with the Gallistriones.
9.00 p.m. "GIULLARATE" (JESTS) juggling, fire-eating, acrobatics and live music with the Giullari dell'Allegra Brigata and I Giullari del diavolo.
10.00 p.m. SHOW with the Medieval War Drums of Cividale.

Late evening "SUONI E COLORI DEI FIORI DI FUOCO" (SOUNDS AND COLOURS OF FIRE FLOWERS): on the Natisone river the FRECCE INCENDIARIE (FIRE ARROWS), by the Gruppo Storico Forojuliense, the sound of the Medieval War Drums of Cividale and the Valvasone drums will start the PYROTECHNICAL SHOW.

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