THE CARNIVAL OF SAN GIMIGNANO


The carnival celebrations in the medieval villages immersed in the countryside always have a particular charm. Here you can breathe the scent of tradition, of a peasant culture linked to the land and ancient flavors. In February the famous village of the towers dresses up to celebrate the colorful carnival of San Gimignano, which sees the revival of the historic rivalry between the two districts of the country, the one called Arcinobil Contrada di Piazzetta with the symbol of the bull and the Nobil Contrada of Maremma represented by a sheep. the two districts are divided urbanistically by the central square, Piazza del Duomo, considered a neutral area and since the dawn of time they have vented their rivalry with jokes and allegorical floats during the Carnival period. The wagons leave from opposite sides of the city center to then meet in Piazza del Duomo and officially kick off the party.