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Home Events Province of Piacenza Piacenza editorial staff CORTEO STORICO DI GRAZZANO VISCONTI 2019


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Reenactment of the wedding of Valentina Visconti

Squares and streets of the town

Grazzano Visconti (PC)

This celebration takes place every year in memory of the marriage of Valentina Visconti.
On the last Sunday in May near the end of the 1300s this town was in fact decorated so that Count Giovanni Anguissola could receive the beautiful Valentina D'Asti who was traveling to France to meet her future husband, the Duke of Orléans.
The squares of the village will be enlivened by merchants, performances of acrobats, storytellers and musicians. The village will be decorated with all the flowers of Spring in a swirl of colors and scents. The Procession of Valentina, after having walked the streets of the village, comes to Cortevecchia, which will host the Tournament of Arms between the Christian knights and Saracens. The Quintana Tournament on horseback through the streets of the village will designate only one winning knight, who will have the honor of accompanying the Lady d'Asti on her journey to beyond the Alps. Throughout the day there will be military camps, performances of falconers, medieval life activities with workshops of arts and traditional crafts.

Date: the event will be held on May 26, 2019

Event timetable: from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm


10.00 am - Start of events in the village
10.30 am - Historical parade through the village streets
11.00 am - Oath of the Knights
11.15 am - Entertainment by the Grazzano Guards - Along the Castle's Avenue
In Corte Vecchia Square Entertainment by Nespolo the Jester - followed by
the performace of Asti Flag Wavers

11:40 am - Falconry Entertainment - in Biscione Square
Entertainment Asti Flag wavers - in Corte Vecchia Square
Medieval sword fighters Grinfoncello performance - in Corte Vecchia Square

12.30 pm - Noon break
2.30 pm - Knight's spear delivery Ceremony - in Corte Vecchia Square
2:45 pm - Falconry Entertainment - Along Castle'Avenue
3.30 pm - Valentina d'Asti Historical Parade - from Castle's Avenue
3.45 pm - Grand Tournament in Corte Vecchia Square
4.00 pm - Jester Nespolo Entertainment - in Biscione Square
4.30 pm - Grand Tournament on horseback along the village streets
5.30 pm - Winner's Tournament celebration, Valentina d'Asti farewell, Historical Parade goes back to the Castle

Entrance: entry fee

Full fee: € 6.00

Free entry: kids up to 4 years old

Reduced fee: € 4.00: Children between 5 and 14 years old; People over 65; Groups of minimum 10 People

Information and Booking Centre

Tourist Information Office of Grazzano Visconti Val Nure and Val Chero
Viale del Castello, 2 Grazzano Visconti - 29020 Vigolzone - Phone: +39 0523 870997 - Fax: +39 0523 870997
Weekday timetable:

The office will open from march to december with the following timetable: Tue/Sat 10.00am-01.00pm;
On mondays if not holidays the office will be closed.

Weekend timetable:

10.00am-1.00pm; 2.00-5.00pm

By Piacenza editorial staff (May 18, 2019)

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