It's time for the start of the Giostra del Saracino! Every June and September in the city of Arezzo, the four quarters of the city send their best jousting teams to Piazza Grande in a celebration of the history of Arezzo that dates back to the Middle Ages.
Travel back in time as you are surrounded by the ancient stone walls of the historical center donning the vibrant colors of each neighborhood flag, with hundreds of people in medieval costumes and dozens of horses, punctuated by the sound of trumpets.
To attend the events of the Giostra is to further understand the city of Arezzo. You will never see the city the same. As you stroll the alley ways and streets and see the proudly displayed flags and meet the local people, you will see what it means to have the spirit of the aretini.
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