On the Saturday evening before the Palio, the historical re-enactment of the miracle takes place.
But the most exciting moment is Sunday afternoon, with the traditional race of the Biroccio, a very heavy cart used throughout the Middle Ages to transport those sentenced to death. 430 kg pushed by hand by the representatives of the 5 districts: Borgo de Sopra , Borgo de Sotto , Quartiere del Monte , Quartiere delle Valcelle and Quartiere del Piscianale .
Whoever makes the route in the shortest possible time wins. A real timed race, really exciting.
But the whole week of the Palio is full of events for lovers of concerts, theater, music and folklore where it is possible, as well as get excited with the re-enactment of the Miracle and the Biroccio Race, participate in the traditional dinner of the palio, admire the spectacle of the “Sbandieratori and Tamburini” of Pietralunga, the historical procession. Furthermore, for gourmets, throughout the weekend taverns, shops and inns throughout the historic center, where it is possible to admire and buy local handicraft products, taste the local gastronomy and above all savor the welcoming Pietralunghese atmosphere.