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Cagli is a picturesque town located in the Marche region, Italy.
it is rich in culture and traditions that reflect its long history. With its roots dating back to Roman times, the city boasts numerous historical and architectural monuments that bear witness to its fascinating past.
The city is also known for its artistic heritage, with museums and galleries housing artworks from local and international artists. Cagli's artistic culture is celebrated through cultural events, exhibitions and theatrical performances that take place throughout the year, offering residents and visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in art and creativity.
Cagli is famous for its authentic culinary traditions. Local cuisine is characterized by fresh, high-quality ingredients, with dishes that reflect the city's love for food.
The community of Cagli is also known for its warm hospitality and strong sense of community. Local traditions and holidays are celebrated with enthusiasm, offering visitors the opportunity to participate in unique cultural events and have an authentic experience in the city.
In summary, Cagli is a city that shines with its rich and varied culture, offering residents and visitors the opportunity to explore its fascinating history, vibrant art and delicious local cuisine, all immersed in a welcoming and warm.
The historic Palio game of the goose is a historically inspired event that enlivens the city every year on the second Sunday of August.
The game draws inspiration from the traditional board game, but is played outdoors, since 2002 in the spaces of the Sant'Emidio Arena, previously in the evocative setting of Piazza Matteotti.
The objective of the game is to reach the last square, number 54 which depicts San Geronzio with his symbols: the putto and the white goose.
To complicate the journey, a series of duel challenges between the different neighborhoods whose outcome confirms the player's progress or establishes his retreat to the point before the dice roll.
Once you reach the arrival square in the victorious neighborhood, you are given the palio, the metal statue of the goose symbolizing the patron saint. The celebrations can thus officially begin at the taverns, open from the evening before, which offer a selection of typical local dishes for each neighborhood.
The prologue of the dispute is the historical procession, which with its 450 participants in precious Renaissance clothes, redesigns the city streets to return them to the splendor of the full 16th century.
The day of the Palio is preceded by the investiture ceremony of the district captains, re-proposed with extreme historical fidelity.
The ceremony ends in the Cathedral Basilica with the lighting of the votive lamp in honor of San Geronzio to invoke the protection of the patron saint.
Since 2003, the Palio has been accompanied by the Paliotto which is contested on the first Sunday of August.
The methods of execution are similar to those of the traditional Game of the Goose, but girls and boys between 10 and 14 years old will challenge each other and represent their neighborhood.
The event is organized by the Cagli Historical Games Association.
Born in 1996 on the idea and initiative of the local Pro Loco, it takes place every year on the third Saturday in August, attracting an increasingly larger audience.
As evening falls, the city streets come alive with musicians from the most disparate musical backgrounds who perform simultaneously in the most characteristic city views.
Jazz , soul music , classical , folk , rock are just some of the genres that light up this magical evening every year.
Every evocative corner of the historic center resonates with enveloping melodies and sounds capable of creating timeless atmospheres. A walk through music that ends late in the evening in the splendid scenery of Piazza Matteotti.
The event is organized by the pro loco Cagli tourist association