It’s almost that time of the year again! On Saturday 15th August 2015, the sea village of Porto Santo Stefano will host the amazing Palio Marinaro dell’Argentario (74° edition), a spectacular regatta involving a historic challenge among local neighborhoods (rioni).
In the days preceding the event, there are different appointments in Porto S. Stefano to prepare both the locals and foreign visitors to the big day, among which:
- 09 August: Concert by Orbetello’s Marching band (Piazza Anselmi)
- 12 August: historic parade (Fortezza Spagnola)
- 14 August: Mass and blessing of the crews, followed by a solemn procession to honor the Assunta Virgin Mary (Chiesa S. Stefano)
- 15 August: Parade of the competing rioni or historic neighborhoods (Via Barellai), followed by the 74° Palio Marinaro regatta and awards ceremony