Every year in Fucecchio, you run the "Palio of Contrade".
This important event was born as ancient as a commemoration of contention held in Fucecchio around 1200.
The last Palio, according to documents that are still in the local historian archive , was played on June 14, 1863, since then was the final burial of the Tournament until the present day, when the twelve Contrade give birth in Buca in this ancient duel.
Since its rebirth has been a continuous increasing enthusiasm and interest, so as to play a primary role in the daily life of each of Fucecchio and historical manifestations of Tuscany. His statement and notoriety has contributed undeniable that the Historical Parade, with its thousand participants in medieval clothes, alone is worth a visit in Fucecchio in the day of the Palio.
The race however is the main act of the Palio, all the top jockeys have raced in the 'Hole' for the coveted Cencio.
Of course the day when there is the Palio is only one, but not for Fucecchio peaple si, for which the word means life of Contrada, that lasts all year.
The Palio is a set of feelings: it is passion, it is joy, it is pain, is a drug that will flows in the veins, which makes you unable to see and accept the reality in its actual size, is a constant fever soars in May and reaches its climax in the penultimate Sunday.