Re-enactment of medieval daily life between 1250 and 1350.
The Mercato delle Gaite: a unique event
There are many historical re-enactment events in Italy. Most of them are based on tournaments or sports competitions. For 30 years, the strong point of the Mercato delle Gaite has been the rediscovery and revival of medieval daily life between 1250 and 1350.
The four Competitions
The Mercato delle Gaite, is not only a delight for visitors, but is also a competition based on historical research among the four neighbourhoods. The final prize, Palio della Vittoria, is assigned according to the sum of the scores awarded in the individual competitions.