The Palio del Casale will be held in Cicciano, in the province of Napoli.
The thrilling world race on donkeys, which for sixteen years was organized by the Iside association, involving delegations from all over Italy and from various other nations, this year will include Croatia, Morocco, Pakistan and Tunisia.
After two years of hiatus, enthusiasm is skyrocketing! (Or, it should be said … enthusiasm is at a standstill!)
To the 17th edition, in addition to the aforementioned foreign delegations, there will participate as well Italian delegation such as Alba (Piedmont), Allumiere (Lazio), Cicciano (Campania), Canicattini Bagni (Sicily), Cembra (Trentino Alto Adige), Fratticiola ( Umbria), Porcia (Friuli Venezia Giulia), Gasperina (Calabria), Montefano (Marche), Montemitro (Molise), Pignola (Basilicata), Portomaggiore (Emilia Romagna), Roccastrada (Tuscany), Rocchetta S. Antonio (Puglia), Sori (Liguria), Terrossa (Veneto).
The program includes two days full of appointments and events.
.Saturday 21 May starting from 6.30 PM, there will be the Farmer’s Market organized by Slow Food Agro Nolano. The Festival of local products will be held. at 8PM.
At 9PM there will be the Palio del Casale XVII edition, inauguration ceremony followed by musical evening.
.Sunday 22 May at 11AM will begin the qualification competitions, with a break at the food stands starting at 12.30 PM to taste typical Campania cuisine dishes.
At 5 PM, in the center of Cicciano, the parade in typical costumes will be held.
Finally at 6PM will start the Palio del Casale : the most famous jockeys in the world will compete for the world title!
The event will end on Sunday evening with street food, music and cabaret.
The event is sponsored by the Municipality of Cicciano and the Pro Loco of Cicciano, in collaboration with Officina Mirabilis and Slow Food Agro Nolano.