Castiglione della Pescaia's Palio Marinaro: Tradition, History and News for 2023

Palio Marinaro regatta in Castiglione della Pescaia, summer 2023.

The Palio Marinaro of Castiglione della Pescaia is an event rich in history and tradition that enlivens the Tuscan town during the summer season. In this celebration, Castiglione's various districts compete in exciting regattas to claim victory and the pride of being the winners of the palio.

The origins of the Palio Marinaro date back to the Middle Ages, when Castiglione della Pescaia was an important center for maritime trade and fishing. Over the centuries, the competition has evolved and today represents a sporting and cultural event that involves the entire community.

The dates of the 2023 seafaring palio

In 2023, the Palio Marinaro Association of Castiglione della Pescaia organized three summer palii. The youth and women's regattas will be held on July 15 and 16, with possible make-ups scheduled for July 22 and 23. The Palio dell'Assunta, however, will be run on August 20, with a possible make-up date on August 27. Wards will be able to hold training sessions from April 1.

To celebrate the centenary of the birth of writer Italo Calvino, An extraordinary palio will be held on September 10 on the Bruna River. The competition will feature a race against the clock, followed by two semi-finals and a three-way final. Mixed veteran crews will participate in this special event, which promises to be full of excitement and spectacle.

Palio Marinaro of Castiglione della pescaia Edition 2022

Other initiatives in 2023

The Palio Marinaro Association also introduced the trophy "Palio of Castiglione della Pescaia", based on a ranking that takes into account the results obtained in the three stakes held in the year. In addition, the role of the "ward captain", which will have duties of representing and organizing ward activities, such as festivals, citizen involvement and social gatherings.

Among the initiatives promoted by the Association, Castiglione's palii will be officially presented at a press conference at the Tuscany Region in July. In addition, the association will participate in the Maremma superpalio at the island of Giglio in September and at the Palio di Civitavecchia (April) with crews selected from the various participants in the Castiglionese palii.

To finance the activities of the districts, the Association aims to promote a strong merchandising policy, with the production of promotional materials such as polo shirts, t-shirts and bandanas. Finally, for this Christmas, the Association will participate in setting up the "Christmas Village" in Lilli's Orto del Lilli Square, with demonstrations by rowers to promote the "Palio Marinaro."

Participating in the maritime palio 2023

The Palio Marinaro of Castiglione della Pescaia is an unmissable event for anyone who wants to live a unique experience of tradition, sports competition and the discovery of the beauty of Tuscany. Don't miss the opportunity to participate in these exciting initiatives that enrich the Castiglionese summer and involve the entire community.

In addition to enjoying the regattas and events related to the Palio, we invite you to discover the wonders of Castiglione della Pescaia and its surroundings, including enchanting beaches, nature reserves, and archaeological sites. To make your visit even more enjoyable, we recommend spending a relaxing day at the bathing establishment "Il Bagno Le Cannucce". Here you can take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the sea, relax under a beach umbrella and enjoy the flavors of the local cuisine.

Don't miss the opportunity to live an unforgettable adventure in the beautiful setting of Castiglione della Pescaia, among breathtaking regattas, striking views and relaxation on the enchanted beaches. The Palio Marinaro and the bathing establishment "Il Bagno Le Cannucce" are waiting for you to give you unique and unforgettable moments in a magical and fascinating atmosphere.