Giostra Cavalleresca di Sulmona

Cultural in Sulmona

On the last weekend in July, gaily caparisoned horse riders gallop around Piazza Garibaldi in this spectacular display of pageantry and equine skills, revived from Renaissance times. There are a series of jousts between different neighbourhoods, then between Italy's most beautiful villages, and lastly between riders from across Europe in the Giostra Cavalleresca d'Europa. A daily procession accompanies the tourneys.