Città della Pieve is a lovely village in Umbria , and every year , is organized an interesting historical event , known as the " Terzieri " traditional event which brings its origins between 1400 and 1500, which still tells today culture and customs of the Middle Ages.
The event , which is able to obtain critical acclaim and attracted the attention of a large number of tourists , comes as the reenactment of a medieval tradition , the famous " Running of the Bull " , a kind of bullfight that took place , however, between the streets of the town and not in an arena and during which the men who took part faced the bull with spears .
Today the event has lost this ancient connotation of the bull hunt and primarily aims to evoke the culture and traditions of the Middle Ages and the Umbrian Renaissance. On days of celebration in fact we are seeing a number of shows and demonstrations of safe historical and cultural interest, with the reconstruction, the streets of the historic center of the old workshops of the fourteenth century, music and dancing in the streets of the country.
The Palio itself is preceded by a parade in period costumes, attended by over 700 people and take part in the ancient political personalities most important in the territory, later then the focus is of course on the Palio, this consists of a contest of skill at archery, representatives of terzieri will hit Moulds shaped, bull, an element that joins the event to the medieval tradition, takes place in three stages, after which the shooter that obtains the best result, will bring victory, symbolized by a drape of fabric painting, his Terziere.