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Giostra dell’Orso ( Bear Joust) – Pistoia, July, 25th, 2012.

 Giostra dellOrso ( Bear Joust)   Pistoia, July, 25th, 2012.

On July ,25th, the traditional Bear Tournament will take place in Pistoia, near Siena ( about 1 hour and a half by car).

You will enjoy historical parades, flags, drums,and finally the exciting tournament in Piazza del Duomo ( Duomo Square ).

The tournament is played among the horsemen who represent thr four districts of town ( Dragon, Gold Lion, White Deer and Griffon ).

The Knights, two by two, run galopping around the perimeter of the square to reach the target to hit ( a shape of a bear ).

Specifc scores are assigned, from time to time, and at the end of the tournament, the district with the best score will be the winner.

Moreover, the best Knight will have the title of ” Cavalier Speron d’oro di Pistoia e  Contado” ( Golden Spur of Pistoia).

For more information contact Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie

Posted by: www.hotelsienaborgogrondaie.com

 

 

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