Official: Palios 2020 canceled
This afternoon, around 12 o’clock, a meeting was scheduled to decide on the 2020 Palios. The mayor, the Priors, the dean and vice dean of the captains were present.
On April 1st they decided to postpone the Palios to August 22 and September 26. Today the decision was changed to not ride the regular Palios in 2020 because of the uncertain situation and limitations that the Covid -19 virus bring.
It was the rector of the Magistrate of the Contrade, Claudio Rossi, who came out first with this news. Mayor De Mossi said it was a painful but unanimous decision. The hypothesis of an Palio Straordinario is still on the table, although it seems unlikely to be held this year.
In the summer there will be an initiative for children, organized by the city and contrade. The Società delle Contrada will not be able to reopen until the security measures can be taken by the prefect and the municipal administration.