Agriturismo in Umbria

Events

PALIO OF THE BOATS

In 1495 a small army of Perugian exiles and Sienese occupied the castle of Passignano, but Perugia?s reaction was so violent that the invaders hoisted boats onto their shoulders and then attempted to cross the lake to reach safety on the islands, but without success. From that remote episode comes today?s Palio delle Barche, an extremely spectacular and totally unique competition which takes place in three stages: the first and third in the water, and the second on land, with the participants carrying the boats on their shoulders along the narrow streets of the historic center.

Event type

Palio