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Palio del Baradello

39th Edition of Palio del Baradello, historical reeactment of Federico Barbarossa presence in Como. The Palio lasts from August 30th to September 21st 2019 with several events in different locations: parades in traditional costumes, concerts of traditional music, flag-wavers, falconers, archers and more.



Friday, August 30th
Basilica di Sant’Abbondio
8.30 pm
Offering of the votive candle during the celebration day of the city’s Patron


Sunday, September 1st
Castel Baradello
3.00 pm
Visit and Holy Mass at the castle


Wednesday, September 4th
Chiesa di San Giacomo
9.00 pm
A free Concert of Traditional and Sacred music


Saturday, September 7th
Piazza Cavour, piazza Duomo e Broletto
5.30 pm
Landing of the emperors from the lake, welcomed by the bishop and the consul
8.30 pm
Medioeval dinner


Sunday, September 8th
Villa Olmo
3.00 pm
Official Boat Race and children’s afternoon
5.00 pm
Departure of the first Official Boat Race


Thursday, September 12th
Meeting point: Civic Museums, Piazza Medaglie d'Oro 1 Como
5.00 pm
Free guided tour offered by The archeological society


Saturday, September 14th
Piazza Duomo. Broletto, piazza Grimoldi
3.00 pm
Tug of war
6.00 pm
Medioeval bakery
9.00 pm
Official competition: The wheelbarrows race


Sunday, September 15th
From Area Ippocastano to piazza Cavour
2.30 pm
Historical Parade

5.00 pm
Piazza Cavour
Spectacular final performances and assignment of the Palio to the winning hamlet.

(In case of bad weather conditions, the event will be postponed to Sunday, 22 September 2019)


Saturday, September 21st
Piazza Volta, via Grassi e via Garibaldi
2.30 pm
Medioeval festival for children
(In case of bad weather conditions, the event will be postponed to Saturday, 28 September 2019)


The official website (in Italian)
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