Discover with us the highlights of the day of Santa Maria
Our journey starts from the Versilia in Tuscany, here in the evening in the beautiful outdoor theater Giacomo Puccini, to celebrate 115 years since the first performance at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome, it is staged the famous Tosca. To sign the sets and costumes of the new production is the painter, sculptor and designer Mimmo Paladino, the most significant representative of the Transavanguardia. Stated 9.15pm
A Sarteano, in the province of Siena, like every year there is the historical Giostra del Saracino, a game that evokes the struggle of equestrian riders against the marauding Arab (Il Saracino). In the representation, the enemy is made up of a typical wooden statue, half-length, fitted on a support that makes it swivel. The Knights "knights" of the 5 Contradas gallop against it trying to put a ring on the shaft with a diameter of 6 cm spot on the shield.
Not to be missed is the amazing Palio Marinaro of Porto Santo Stefano, nell'Argentario. Now in its 74rd edition, is a race pitting four boats, four rowers and coxswain, representing the four districts citizens: Cross, Fortress, and Pilarella Valley.
Last day for the famous festival of tortello Montepescali, in Grosseto, while up to 16 in Montepulciano (Siena), in Piazza Grande, one of the most famous examples of popular theater, the Bruscello, beginning at 9.30pm.
Finally, the last anticipation dedicated to the Palio of Siena, which will take place Sunday, August 16th.