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Palio delle Barche

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Passignano sul Trasimeno
21-29 July 2018 
Tourist information and welcome office
Piazza Mazzini 10 - 06061 Castiglione del Lago

From the 21st to the 29th July in Passignano sul Trasimeno, the Palio delle Barche, the highly anticipated historical re-enactment inspired by the battle between the Baglioni and degli Oddi families of Perugia, returns.

In 1495 Passignano was in fact at the centre of the conflict, when the militias of the Baglioni and Della Corgna families forced some of the soldiers from the army of the degli Oddi family to abandon the castle and flee towards the lake carrying their boats on their shoulders.

Nine days of games, shows, wine and food which culminate in the race between the four rioni (districts) of the town. The race begins on the water and continues on land, as the boats are carried through the town and then back towards the lake, commemorating the historic battle.

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