The last Sunday in May: “Palio della Balestra” (Crossbow Competition)
This competition of arms dates back to medieval times, and it is celebrated with the sound of trumpets and flag twirlers, in the magnificent “Piazza Grande” (big square) between the Gubbio crossbowmen and Sansepolcro crossbowmen.
It has been documented to date back to the end of the XIV century and consists of aiming towards the “tasso”, a target positioned at a distance of 36 meters, launching an arrow with the ancient fixed crossbow.
At the end of the event, a historic procession continues through the streets of the city centre. The Crossbow Competition is repeated on the second Sunday of September in Sansepolcro.