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Tuscany Performing Arts

La Giostra dell'Orso (Bear Joust)

  • Festivals

Updated 12/04/2013

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On July 25, La Giostra dell'Orso celebrates Saint James, Pistoia's patron saint. During the staged event three knights from each section of the city fight a "bear" (actually a target shaped like a bear that they strike, on horseback). The visitor center has more information on the event.

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Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy

Updated 12/04/2013


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