In Pistoia, on July 25, the Giostra dell’Orso (Joust of the Bear) will be held. A modern re-edition of the ancient “palio race”, organized on the occasion of the feast of San Jacopo (Saint James), patron saint of Pistoia, and documented since the first half of the 10th century. A race of such importance that, over the centuries, it has been interrupted only in case of exceptional events, such as wars, epidemics or internal political struggles.
7 pm – Closing of the Holy Door of the Cathedral of San Zeno
7.15 pm – Historical parade
9 pm – Starting of the Joust
€ 15 seats, € 7 standing seats
Tickets can be purchased in the following ways:
– by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (IBAN payment IT62V0306913830100000000706, SWIFT code BCITITMMXXX). Tickets can be picked up in Duomo Square corner via Tomba di Catilina, 9 am-12 am, 4 pm-7 pm, until and including 25 July. On the 25th the ticket office will remain open until 10 pm;
– by buying a ticket at the desk located in Duomo Square corner via Tomba di Catilina, 9 am-12 am, 4 pm-7 pm, until and including 25 July. On the 25th the ticket office will remain open until 10 pm;
– during the rehearsals of 22 and 23 July, 9 pm – 12 pm, in Duomo Square, the side of the bell tower.
Animals will not enter the square.
The event is included in the calendar of Pistoia Festival 2022, curated by Comune di Pistoia.