One Sunday my friend and I decided to go watch a joust. I have heard of jousts but never imagined they still went on today or that I would go to one! The city of Arezzo was divided into four different neighborhoods. Each neighborhood would compete against each other in the joust. The joust is called "Joust of the Saracens" it dates back to the Middle Ages. We didn't know a lot about each neighborhood so we picked based on color! Overall it was so fun and crazy between the chants and flags! It happens twice a year, once in the fall (September) and once in the spring (June), if you are ever in Arezzo I recommend it! It is definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
|The different neighborhood banners|
|A wedding on the day of the joust!|
|A full view before the joust takes place|
|Inside a beautiful church|
|The streets were so crowded!|
|Gelato break! Still the best Gelato to this day |
I have had it was salted carmel
|Inside another church|
|Beautiful stained glass|
|We found an antiques market while walking around before the Joust started|
|Amazing view from the antique market on the hill|
|Amazing selection of antique cameras!|
|The parade through town started!|
|We nicknamed this neighborhood the christmas neighborhood|
because the colors were green and red!
|Some of the rowdy teen crowd!|
|The kings and queens marching in!|
|The crowd chanting|
|My neighborhood ended up losing! The christmas|
colored neighborhood won!