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Arezzo – Saracen Tournament

Arezzo

Arezzo’s Piazza Grande is the scene of the Giostra del Saracino, or Saracen Tournament. It takes place twice a year, a night version on the third Saturday in June and the second on the first Sunday in September, this tournament has its origins in medieval period and in its present form, commemorates Christian efforts to hold back the flood of Islam in the at the fourteenth century. The procession and the knight’s dresses are colorful.

The Tournaments aim is to aim with lances to a wooden shield mounted to swivel around

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