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Homage to the Duke 2020

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The eight 'contrade', in their superb Renaissance costumes, pay homage to the Duke Borso in the courtyard of the Este Castle
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A procession takes place to pay homage to the Dukes of Ferrara. This parade has close ties with the traditional "Palio" that dates back to 1259 and is much loved by tourists and locals alike. Representatives of the eight contrade of the city dress up in superb period costumes and parade through the castle to pay homage to the Duke. Each contrada tries to better the other in terms of its performances, dance and surprise elements.


Sunday March, 22nd: Rione Santa Maria in Vado
Saturday, April 4
th: Rione Santo Spirito
Sunday April 5th: Rione San Benedetto
Monday April 13th: Borgo San Giovanni
Saturday April 18th: Borgo San Luca
Sunday April 26th: Rione San Paolo
Saturday May 2nd: Borgo San Giorgio
Sunday May 3rd: Borgo San Giacomo


Ferrara - Cortile del Castello Estense


March 22nd;  April 4th, 5th, 13th, 18th, 26th; May 2nd and 3rd, 2020






Ente palio città di Ferrara - Via Mortara, 98
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