Thhe Fiera delle Messi
From J, the city will be animated by music, colors, and initiatives that will bring visitors back in time, allowing them to rediscover the medieval origins of San Gimignano.
The city streets will be filled with stands with typical products of the Middle Ages; the re-enactment of ancient professions; traveling shows with storytellers, acrobats, magicians, fortune tellers, musicians and actors; typical games of this historical period, such as the tug-of-war and the archers’ tournament, where the four local counties will be involved: San Giovanni, San Matteo, Piazza e Castello.
In the afternoon of Sunday, June 17, the traditional parade of cavaliers and walking “figuranti” (men and women dressed with traditional medieval clothes) will inaugurate the final day of the feast: the chivalrous tournament of the “Giostra dei Bastoni” (the Carousel of Sticks), organized every year by the Association of “Cavaliers of Santa Fina” in Piazza del Duomo.
The four local counties of San Gimignano will be involved in the challenge fighting for the golden sword, before saying goodbye to the audience until next year’s Fiera delle Messi.
For more information, contact:
The San Gimignano Tourist Office
Piazza Duomo, 1
53037 San Gimignano
Tel: (+39) 0577-940008
Fax: (+39) 0577-940903