Unforgettable Holidays in and around a medieval hilltop village in Southern Tuscany
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San Quirico d’Orcia

Festa del Barbarossa

On the middle weekend of June, San Quirico commemorates the meeting here in 1155 between Emperor Frederick the First, Barbarossa, and Pope Adrian IV’s papal emissaries with the Festa del Barbarossa. The festival features mediaeval costume parades, flag throwing and archery competitions among the Borgo, Canneti, Castello and Prato quarters in pursuit of the Brocche dell’lmperatore, and takes place in the Horti Leonini Gardens. The festival starts with the Quarters drawing lots Read the full article…