Dubbed as the oldest “Palio” in the world, held since 1259, the Palio of Ferrara is more than others, a Renaissance festival.
It remembers a time – in the Renaissance, that was the most important time for the arts and culture for the city of Ferrara.
The week-long celebrations end the last Sunday of May with the Palio, a contest entailing four historic horse races in Piazza Ariostea.
It’s worth a visit. You’ll know one of the gems of Italian Renaissance.
When: Last Sunday of May (the race is scheduled at 4pm)