THE CARNIVAL OF SAN GIMIGNANO
Carnival celebrations in medieval villages immersed in the countryside always have a particular charm. Here it is possible to 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 historic rivalry between the two districts of the country revived, the one called Arcinobil Contrada di Piazzetta with the symbol of the Bull and the Noble Contrada of Maremma represented by a sheep. The two districts are urbanistically divided 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 floats leave from the opposite sides of the city center and then meet in Piazza del Duomo and officially kick off the party.