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June 7, 2020

Monteleone d’Orvieto – Historical Procession and Palio del Carro


Proloco Monteleone d’Orvieto

E-mail: proloco_monteleone@libero.it
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The Gara del Carro takes place on August 16 of each year. The historical procession is made up of representatives of the two major noble families: that of the Counts of Montemarte and that of the onti of Marsciano which between the thirteenth century and the fifteenth century were the protagonists of the historical events of the castle of Monteleone and often, as the Orvieto chronicles handed down, they confronted each other for the supremacy and for the government of the castle, claiming the feudal rights over the territory. The Gara del Giglio wants to re-propose those events by transforming the sometimes bloody dispute in a medieval battle. The two families represent a topographical partition of the territory of the historical counter of Monteleone and the race takes place on the sports field.