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Palio dei Balistari of the Republic of Lucca

October 8, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Historical costume shooting competition with the ancient crossbow.

On this occasion the horsemen of the association, divided into 4 regions (Falcone, Crab, Moon, Mermaid), will compete in a single shooting competition on a single target (corniol) located 36 meters away. The contrada that will get the best shot will win the great prize: a drape painted by Dario “Lustro” Barsotti from Lucche on Saturday, October 8 at Casermetta San Paolino at 4:30 pm

Program of the day:

  • 15.00 Meeting of participants in historical costume
  • 15.30 Presentation of the event
  • 15.45 Extraction of the order of fire and benches
  • 16.00 Start of the race in dogwood
  • 16.45 Verification of the shots to decree the winning district
  • 17.15 Awarding of the winners
  • 17.30 Shooting lesson for the audience
  • 18.00 Greetings and dismantling


Baluardo San Paolino Wall of Lucca
Entrance Porta Sant'Anna piazzale Verdi
Lucca, LU 55100 Italy
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