The Archidado Joust traces its origins back to the Middle Ages and was officially created in 1397 to celebrate the wedding of Francesco Casali, the Lord of Cortona, and Antonia Salimbeni, a noble woman from Siena. This wedding event, became attraction to many young, and not so young, couples around the world to come and merry in Cortona, and many weddings are taking place in this town for the last years.
In the city of Cortona, this historical event is recalled every year on the second Sunday of June, when people are lead back to the ancient medieval splendor of the city. The streets are decorated in medieval style, ladies, knights, flag flyers, crossbow shooters, soldiers, pages, civil and religious authorities, all dressed with fine costumes, liven up the city center, which is rich in history and artistic beauties of every time.
1 June : Medieval Market 10AM- 10PM
2 June : Medieval Market 10AM- 10PM
5 June : flagflyers games 9PM
6 June : Medieval evening 06PM- 10PM
7 June : Wedding ceremony 9.15 PM
8 June : Archidado Joust 11AM- 04PM- 08PM