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The Palio dei Normanni, 12, 13 and 14 August, aims to revive the medieval period. The palio evokes the victory of Roger of Altavilla of the Saracens in 1071, and the release of Piazza Armerina. Horse Racing (stage) and parades in period costumes, narrated in the history of the city. Traditionally the first day a lighted lamp is brought in procession to the Cathedral at the foot of the patron saint. The second day celebrates the triumphal entry of Roger of Altavilla in the city. Finally, the third and final day, a medieval battle between four teams of four horsemen of different districts, after which a procession is held in the streets of the city. The festival ends with the solemn procession on August 15.
From 12-08-2012 to 15-08-2012
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