September festivals: Italy’s Joust of the Saracen

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By Karen Hart

Find out about a medieval festival in Italy, and make your own jouster’s shield.

Joust of the Saracens

Image from Jan Drewes / Wikimedia Commons

This highly anticipated tournament is a celebration of knights of old, their famous jousting contests, and all things medieval. The jousters and their horses wear the colours and symbols of Arezzo’s four districts, and they all hope to win the Golden Lance.

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