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Festival of the Sun or the Palio Tinozza

Jul 13 - Jul 15

The Festival of the Sun with the Palio della Tinozza is an event which includes a series of water races in the clear waters and white water of the river Velino flowing through the plain of Rieti.
One of the most exciting races is a duel during which competitors from the various districts are trying to bring down the opponent by knocking him into the water with a pole. There is also a race for bikes equipped with floats and blades instead of wheels, a boat race ‘fiumarole’, and a swimming competition. The culminating event is the Palio of Tinozza where competitors seated in a tub (a sort of “half bath”) propel themselves with an oar.


Jul 13
Jul 15


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