The Renaissance in Acquasparta
Among the starry sky and balmy evenings of early summer, the Renaissance is told through the dishes, traditional festivals and the splendor of the clothes in the most characteristic of the village.
Raise your glasses, he is about to make its entrance Duke Federico Cesi, accompanied by his noble wife, Artemisia Colonna. And a so great event it is necessary to set up a dinner table of respectable. The three districts of the city of Acquasparta - The Ghetto, the Old Port, and Saint Christopher - so start the race to stand out and excel in the eyes of the Duke, founder of the prestigious Academy of the Lincei in 1603. But the races are held not only on the culinary level. The districts will compete in a series of games, tournaments and comparisons to clinch the final Palio. The coveted award is the delivery of the keys of the city to be jealously guarded until the following year. On the streets and in the central square, you will hear the voices of children running behind the jugglers and musicians. Anxiously awaiting the performance of theater groups of drummers and flag bearers. People crowd the antique markets prepared for the occasion, but, above all else, there is turmoil in the Tournament of the Lynx, the jousting tournament which will see the riders compete in the tournament in tests of skill and precision. Young and old alike are drawn to the living revival of the classic game of the Goose in a Renaissance version where there are tests of skill and dexterity. Accomplices of the event, the stars and the warm evenings of early summer, the charm of the old traditional tales and comedies acted in the most particular place of the village. Everything becomes so seductive and appealing.