Race of the Ring

by mirko

{: it} "Madonnas, Cavalieri et lo populo tucto" this is how the announcement of the Race of the Ring of Narni opens, this event is held in Narni in the period from the last week of April to the second Sunday of May, day in where you hold and ride. The event has its origins in what are the celebrations for the patron saint of Narni, Giovenale, which are held on 3 June.
On the Saturday preceding the race, the town returns to the Middle Ages, through its streets, illuminated by torches, an evocative historic courtyard winds its way, around 600 costumanti, made up of musicians, municipal authorities and the "pontiff" also the three third parties parade, but according to the arrival in the race of the previous year, different historical groups of the city close the procession.
The first edition of the race dates back to 1969 and continues with this format even today. The carousel aims to insert a suspended ring with the spear, an electronic device releases the opponent's ring when the other is taken by the opponent's knight. The path on which the horses run has an elliptical shape. For each district there are three horses and between knights, but only two knights compete for the ring at a time. At the start the horses are tempted by a groom who is forbidden to incite the horse. To have a winner three rounds must be completed, the winners of each round will compete in the final competition for the “Best Knight on the Field” award; the track on which the challenge takes place is delimited by flags, which attribute penalties in the event of killing, 5 punished if hit from the outside and 15 points from the inside, the same points are reduced if at the start money if the horse is encouraged from the groom. The rider is eliminated if he goes off the track, if his spear falls or if, following the fall of the horse, he is thrown from the mount. The third party who wins the victory has the right to keep the silver ring in custody until the following year, also has the right to be the first in the procession to return to the premises after the race and the first in the evening procession of the year. following. The prize for the victory is a silk palio worth three pounds of gold, about 20 Cortona soldi. The three districts into which the city of Narni is divided are the Terziere Merzule, the Terziere Fraporta and the Terziere di Santa Maria. Each district owns a stable, where horses are tended and trained for racing, and also its own tailor's shop where costumes for processions and performances are made; finally, they are activated by the “hosterie” where it is possible to eat, which represent the only source of financing for the third parties. {:} {: en} «Madonnas, Cavalieri et lo populo tucto» Ladies, Gentlemen and all the people - this is the opening announcement of the Corsa all'Anello, a medieval joust held in Narni every year from the last week of April to the second Sunday of May, which is the actual joust day. This event finds its origin in the celebrations for the patron saint of Narni, St Giovenale, on June 3. On the Saturday before the joust, the town plunges back in the Middle Ages: a suggestive historical procession parades along the streets lit by torches, with more than 600 people in medieval clothes, musicians, Municipal Courts, the "Pope" and the thirderi ( quarters) appearing in the order of arrival of the previous year's race. The first edition of the current format of Corsa all'Anello dates back to 1969. Narni is divided into three quarters called Terzieri: Merzule, Fraporta and Santa Maria; each one of them has its own stable where horses are trained, and a costume workshop where all the clothes for the parades and shows are tailored. Each third party takes part in the joust with three horses and their riders; the joust is run by two horses for every round. After three rounds, the winners face each other in a final round that will declare the "Best Horseman". The aim of the joust is to catch a suspended ring with a spear; the ring is automatically released from its support as soon as one of the riders gets it. The winning third party will keep the silver ring until the following edition and will open the final parade. The prize for the winners is a silk banner corresponding to the value of three pounds of gold, which amounts approximately to 20 Cortona coins. While enjoying the joust, you can taste typical dishes in the enchanting medieval setting of the hosterie, which are taverns directly run by the thirderi's staff, thus giving your support to the organization of this wonderful event. {:} {: Fr} "Madonne , cavalieri et lo populo tucto "de cette façon s'ouvre l'annonce de la" Corsa all'anello "de Narni. Cette manifestation à lieu à Narni à partir de la dernière semaine d'avril jusqu'au deuxième dimanche de mai, jour de la Course. The manifestation avait le but de fêter le patron de Narni, Giovenale, le 3 juin. Le samedi, pendant to the course, dans la ville on respire une atmosphère médiévale. Dans les ruelles, éclairées par des flambeaux, a lieu le défilé du cortège historique auquel participent plus de 600 figurants en costume, musiciens, magistratures communales, le «pontife» et les Terzieri qui défilent selon l'ordre d'arrivée pendant la compétition de the previous year. Le cortège se conclu avec l'entrée en scene de plusieurs groupes historiques de la ville. The première édition de la course remonte au 1969 et elle continue avec les mêmes caractéristiques encore aujourd'hui. Narni est divisée en trois «Terzieri»: the Terziere Merzule, the Terziere Fraporta and the Terziere de Santa Maria. Chaque Terrier with one propre écurie, which sont gardés et entrainés les chevaux pour la course. Ils gèrent a proper atelier de couture, which sont confectionnés les vêtements pour les cortèges et les représentations. Pour chaque third party participent trois chevaliers avec leur propes destriers alors que l'anneau est disputé between deux seuls chevaliers à la fois. On décrète le gagneur après avoir effectué trois séances et les gagneurs de chaque séance participeront à the final competition pour remporter the prix of "Best Rider in the field". La quintaine a le but de passer l'anneau suspendu avec un hast. A dispositif électronique décroche l'anneau adversaire when the autre est pris par le chevalier adversaire. Le chevalier qui remporte la victoire a droit de garder l'anneau en argent jusqu'à l'année suivante et, en outre, ce sera le premier chevalier qui défile pendant le cortège de retour aux sièges après la competition et le premier au cortège du soir de l'année suivante. The prix de la victoire consists of a "palio" en soie de la valeur de trois livres d'or, environ vingt pièces.

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