Reliving the good old days is possible through extraordinary exhibitions, suggestive shows, workshops, tournaments and medieval fighting, which are made unique thank to the innovative use of technology.
The “Cava dei Balestrieri” and the historical centre of San Marino will host endless emotions: competitions and battles, exhibitions of music and theatre, medieval market and camps, flag wavers and crossbows games which will culminate in the long-awaited Challenge of the Tricorniolo.
The tasty menus inspired by the ancient recipes will relax you and you will be able to enjoy the atmosphere and the wisely recreated setting of the centre diners, transformed into suggestive taverns.
The historical centre is turned into a huge theatre in which you will experience the Dark Ages emotions by intense moments of music, and the historical centre characteristic roads offer workshops, shops and booths with the époque jobs, faithfully reproposed by master craftsmen which will enchant the public with their arts and skills.
San Marino Fair is known as “la Festa dei Becchi” and it is held in November, 11th and in the previous or following weekends.
The whole city is brightened by booths and stands proposing the local and Italian food and wine excellences.
The “Palio of the Piadina” is a can’t-miss event: a funny competition among improvised, not professional, piadina-makers working with flour and rolling pins. It also includes the national fair of storytellers.
For who is visiting the fair for the first time we advice to taste a hot stuffed piadina with sausage and onion produced in Santarcangelo, accompanied by a Sangiovese wine chalice. The perfect desserts could be: hot chestnuts and a glass of sweet Cangina.
The streets of Santarcangelo and Verucchio fill with the scents and flavors of the best wines of the area, with music and performances
San Leo remembers Giuseppe Balsamo, also known as Count Cagliostro.
An Italian adventurer and practicer of esotericism and alchemy, after a wandering life of scams in the various European courts, he was condemned by the Catholic Church to life in prison for heresy and was locked up in the inescapable fortress.
San Leo every year dedicates three entertaining days to this figure, celebrating into the night with conferences, street msuic, dancing and magic, guided tours of this Renaissance landscape, shows and street artists, fire and puppets, all of which will end with the “burning” of the fortress accompanied by an exciting soundtrack.
Until late in the night, conferences, musicians and dancers will add a touch of magic to the city centre, hosting a magic-alchemy market and a mysterious presence.