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Palio del Golfo – La Spezia


Palio del Golfo at La Spezia Italy
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Palio del Golfo takes place every year on in early August in La Spezia sea.
This year the 95th edition is held from Friday, July 31st until Monday, August 3rd 2020.
Palio del Golfo is a row race with boats similar to fishing boats.

On Saturday, the day starts with the boats’ control in Piazza del Mercato. In the evening a concert takes place at the La Spezia theatre.

Palio del Golfo at La Spezia ItalyOn Sunday,  the opening ceremony and at 5 pm the Palio del Golfo – Women starts. Then the junior category follows. During this day visitors may also assist to the commeration of the fallen at the sea.
The traditional Palio starts at 7.25 pm when 13 boats challenge each other, one for each borgata marinara (sea districts) of Golfo di La Spezia, so called also Poets Gulf.:: Portovenere, Le Grazie, Fezzano, Cadimare, Marola, CRDD (Circolo Ricreativo Dipendenti Difesa), Canaletto, Fossamastra, Muggiano, San Terenzo, Venere Azzurra, Lerici e Tellaro. The evening ends with a fireworks show.
On Monday,  the prizegiving of the race winners and the parade that represents the most colorful topic of the event The parade ends in Piazza Europa where the Gonfalons are given to the crew members winner of the competition.

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