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Palio delle Contrade

Ferragosto on the Garda Lake offers celebration and entertainment for everyone, and the Palio delle Contrade (the Inter-district Race) is definitely among the most fascinating and cheerful events. This traditional race involving the entire southeastern shore of the lake, has the districts of Garda city as the protagonists, who compete in a challenging rowboat race at night. Used in the past as means of transportation or for fishing, these traditional boats are now used by oarsmen who, rowing while standing, try to win the Assumption of Mary statuette. Every year this event attracts many visitors and spectators from all neighbouring areas, especially since at the end of the race you can watch the fireworks display which has concluded this big celebration for years.
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