14, 15, 16 of June 2013, old town centre and Schieti
PALIO DEI TRAMPOLI
“It’s an instrument of travel, to pass through, to go beyond, to not touch the ground when you still can not fly”
Schieti, an ancient castle closed in a old high wall, was known as crossroads between Pesaro, Urbino and Montefeltro. Obligatory way for lime and bricks furnacers on the left side of the river, for sulfur workers on the right and for many charcoal-burners who ran down to sell their goods on the shore.
The town, surrounded by a bight of Foglia, was an indispensable stop for a bit of rest in the taverns, before restart walking, wading across the “Passo dei Carbonai”. They used stilts to pass through it as the rest of the farmers, leaving the typical tool under the loggia of Cà Matteo small farm.
During the hot season, guys and young boys used the stilts as instrument of race up to the Castle centre, creating a town festival known as “Palio dei sampp” (Palio dei Trampoli). The winner was rewarded with a wheel of cheese and a bottle of wine. After the race, as the popular instrument started playing, people improvised typical dancing (furlana, saltarello, palombina…).
We want to present again this race, this party, to breath still today a little bit of homely air, not polluted by artificial noises, to re-experience and to strengthen the roots of family, village and sociality. A travel back in time to discover together smells, sensations and emotions almost forgotten.
14 of June: Opening of “Palio dei Trampoli”, Duca Federico Square, 18.00 hour.
Here is the complete program: http://www.paliodeitrampoli.it/Palio/Programma.html