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Italian News - September 8

On Sunday September 10, Sansepolcro, a Tuscan city located close to Northern border of Umbria, will host the Palio della Balestra.

The Palio della Balestra is a 5 century tournament old, where the host city Sansepolcro compete with the city of Gubbio in a medieval crossbow contest. Parades in medieval costume will taking place during the day.

This Palio is the second leg of the contest held in Gubbio in May.

Sansepolcro, is a medieval center located close to the Tiberís springs; Gubbio, in Umbria, is one of the historic centers most known and visited in Italy.