I relive the Middle Ages in San Gimignano on 16-17-18 th June 2017
The third weekend of June each year, the Knights of St. Fina evoke the traditional "Holiday Messium", established with statutory sections entitled "De Ferriis Ponendis" of 1255 (II, 29) and the 1314 (II,11).
This medieval festival, which was celebrated by the entire population as recurrence priority crops, was a source of fun with songs, dances, games, e combattimenti tra campioni a cavallo armati di bastone (carousel sticks). One of the elements of "Harvest Holidays" (first organized in October 1994) sarà il grande corteo, in which colors, objects, and numerous characters symbolically express the relationship between earth and fertility. The ritual of the blessing of the horses of the four districts, the carousel of sticks, the game of tug of war, the medieval market, adhere as much as possible the Medieval Philology.
Friday 16 th June 2017: The opening of the festival
18.30 – Piazza Duomo
exhibition of Fanfarenzug di Meersburg. Al termine, all on a journey following the fanfare to the Rock of Montestaffoli where the public will find the 'Taverna Wonderland', well to satisfy their taste buds.
19.30 – Rock of Montestaffoli
The very soft look (It dolcissimo sguardo)
Dance Ensemble in the Middle Ages and itinerant animation.
21.30 – Piazza Duomo
A drum swing
Tamburi Exhibition, flags, Trumpets and Dance Ensemble in the Middle Ages (The Knights of Santa Fina in the show)
After the Giullar Jocoso the A Lady of the Moon presentano : “Lumina et incanta” (Magie di fuoco)
The three scheduled appointments will be preceded by brief interventions by the association Giullareria art.
Saturday 17 th June 2017: The districts, the station, the evening show
11.30 Porta San Giovanni and Porta San Matteo to the Rock of Montestaffoli for the opening of Taverna Wonderland.
On Saturday morning the village streets, from the two main gates, They will be animated by the sounds and colors of the group Drums, Trumpets and Flags of San Gimignano , which they reach the Rock of Montestaffoli.
11.40 – Piazzetta Buonaccorsi
Group Exhibition The Guardians of the Goose
12.00 Rock of Montestaffoli
The battle of Cupid
performance of Archers Historical Group of Larciano, Archery Society of Historical Medieval Phoenixes of Piombino, Archers Group Castelvecchio and Dance Ensemble in the Middle Ages.
In Rocca visitors can find refreshment in taverna and dabble in the eye with medieval war machines.
From 12.00 Piazza della Cisterna, and Piazza delle Erbe
The squares will host a medieval market, whose exhibitors have submitted aid applications for participation in late April.
The ancient crafts in Piazza delle Erbe by the Association of Medicine Ancient Crafts
Reconstruction of a medieval market that offers highly philological key in the business and the art of the craftsmen of the time, by smiths, potters, filatrici, tanners, furriers, herbalists and shoemakers.
12.00 – Rock of Montestaffoli
To destroy the walls and armor lacerar
Exhibition of medieval war machines
12.15 – Piazza Duomo
"Ages favula" with The Guardians of the Goose
From 15.30 to 19.00
Animation traveling by the troupe "The Guardians of the Goose" along with some of the association artists Arteare
16.30 - Piazza Duomo
The people of four Contradas It is presented to the public and is positioned on the steps of the Cathedral of San Gimignano. On the steps of the Town Hall is available to the dignitaries of the City and Drums. Each district shall submit to the public the rider and the horse for the competition on Sunday: the the Giostra dei Bastoni (horse race).
17.30 – Piazza Duomo
Race of the braid between the youth of the Four Districts.
18.00 - Piazza Duomo
Tug of war between the Four Districts
18.30 - Piazza Duomo
Flights and acrobatics hawks and birds of prey by the Falconeria Maestra.
A video summary of Supreme Master Falconry on participation in the Harvest Holidays 2016, the acrobatic performances of raptors to teaching in Rocca.
19.30 – Piazza Duomo
20.00 - Rock of Montestaffoli
falconry teaching by the Master Falconry, to learn how to treat, hawks and raptors.
21.30 - Piazza Duomo
Admission to the streets and performances of Fanfarenzug di Meersburg dell'Ensemble Medioevo in Danza and Group Drums, Flags and trumpets Knights of Santa Fina.
22.30 - Piazza Duomo
Performance of music, fires, stilts and other surprises ed art con The Guardians of the Goose and Shezan Genius Failed.
Sunday 18 th June 2017: Blessing, the parade, the carousel of sticks
Rock of Montestaffoli
Exhibition of medieval war machines and camp archers.
11.30 – Rock of Montestaffoli
Opening of Taverna Wonderland
11.45 – Porta San Giovanni Porta San Matteo
The Gates of the City
Parade of flag-waving of the Eagle City with performances at Porta San Giovanni.
12.00 - Piazza Duomo
The Sunday morning Piazza del Duomo is carried out according to the rite of preparation the Giostra dei Bastoni (horse race): The Rite of Purification, in which the minister of God blessed the horses and the public, followed by the greeting of the Podesta to the districts and the greeting of the First Citizen.
12.30 - Piazza Duomo
A magnificence of sounds
Tamburi Group Exhibition, Flags and trumpets of the Knights of Santa Fina. Al termine, on the way to the fortress where, among the smells of the Germans-laid in the Tavern of Wonders, s'imparerà the art of well-conducting real hawks and raptors.
14.30 - Rock of Montestaffoli
Competition between the archers of the Four Districts of Santa Fina Knights
15.00 – Piazza Duomo
Trumpets the great warriors clash
With the participation of Fanfarenzug Meersburg
15.30 - Piazza Duomo
Performances by the Ensemble for Medieval Dance Group
16.00 – Via San Matteo to Piazza Duomo
Fashion show and exhibition of flag-waving of the Eagle City
16.30 - Piazza Duomo
Flights of hawks with hunting strategies by the Master Falconry.
17.00 - From Porta San Matteo to Porta San Giovanni and the Parco della Rocca
Corteo delle Messi - After the performance of flag-waving of The City of L'Aquila birds of prey and falconry Teacher, from 17 on a river of colors and rollers will cross the streets of San Gimignano, from the main gates to the Rock of Montestaffoli.
the Parade Messi, composed of about 500 figures that follow Flora, Queen of Spring, seated on a chariot pulled by buoi.spettacolo unforgettable, a ritual beyond the dream, an ancient inspiration, with over 500 listed.
18.00 - Parco della Rocca
Delivery of Masgalano (Award for the best district)
Giostra dei Bastoni - A breathtaking race to be the first to strike. A thrilling race, in even dangerous traits among the knights of the four Districts, whose purpose is to strike first, at the end of the path, a elmo supported on a pole by means of a stick, supplied to each rider.
19.30 - Piazza Duomo
La Spada d’Oro
The Podesta delivery to Knight won the Golden Sword, the scope coveted prize in the Giostra dei Bastoni, and to the winning Contrada Drappellone depicting Santa Fina and bearing the colors of the four Contradas, il logo dei Cavalieri e lo stemma del Comune di San Gimignano.
the Drappellone 2017
The Drappellone for the Giostra dei Bastoni 2017 It has been realized by Lorena Nocentini, winner of the contest of ideas launched by the Knights and the association Il Cenacolo in February 2017.