Palio dei Borgia (formerly Palio del Saracino), Nepi – June

This is the historic reenactment of Pope Rodrigo Borgia’s entrusting his daughter Lucrezia to be Governess of the Duchy of Nepi in 1499. In early June, the Palio involves 300 people in medieval costumes who parade through the streets accompanied by rolling drums, blaring trumpets, amazing archers and flag-flyers to recreate her court pageant, with typical inn food to liven up the town.

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