Saracino tournament in Arezzo: the General Rehearsal

03.09.2021 21:30 - 23:59
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Numerous appointments and rituals take place in Arezzo during the week leading up to the Sunday of the Saracino tournament. There are the extraction of careers, the presentation of the Lancia d'Oro, the rehearsals of the jousters in the square in the late afternoon, the dinners in the headquarters of the neighborhoods, to arrive on the Friday evening before the Joust, when the General Rehearsal takes place.

On Friday 3 September, at night starting at 9.30 pm, the General Rehearsal of the Saracino tournamen takes place, or as the so-called Provaccia is commonly called by the Arezzo people. The activities begin in the late afternoon of Friday 3 September, when the rehearsals of the owner Giostratori take place at 17.00 in Piazza Grande, and then at 21.30 enter the atmosphere of the Saracino tournament with the General Rehearsal. While not wearing the official costumes, all the components of the tournament take to the streets to perform sets and gestures that can then be experienced on Sunday. The protagonists of the General Rehearsal are the reserve jousters for each district who compete against the Buratto. In recent years, the General Test has become a moment increasingly followed by Arezzo and supporters and in the neighborhoods the “Provaccia” is followed with passion between hope and ambitions to then win the Lancia d’Oro. The General Rehearsal takes place in the same way as the Joust, with the knights of the four districts who compete against each other by launching against the Buratto, to arrive at designating the winning district of the General Rehearsal, which will receive the Silver Plate from the mayor’s hands. . In the headquarters of the winning district the celebrations then continue by eating the traditional “porchetta”. info To attend the General Rehearsal, tickets for Grandstands A, B and C can be purchased starting at 10.00 pm on Sunday 29 August https://www.discoverarezzo.com/biglietteria/, or from Monday 30 August at the ticket office of the exhibition itinerary “The Colors of the Giostra”.

Saracino tournament in Arezzo: the General Rehearsal

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