Fodor's Expert Review La Giostra dell'Orso

Pistoia Festivals

On July 25, La Giostra dell'Orso celebrates St. 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