- Featured in “Medieval Living History” Group – August 30, 2009
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The last Sunday of May, a medieval festivity, than keeps every year, the Parade in costume remembers an historical episode :
It recalls the arrival to Grazzano in 1389 of Valentina Visconti from Asti, received from the Princes of the Burg, Beatrice Visconti and Giovanni Anguissola, in whose mansion she is hosted, before resuming the travel to Paris, where she is waited from her spouse Luigi II of Valois, brother of the king of France.
One whole day in Grazzano, between history and legend, pomp and folklore: the roads of the village are animated with knights, damsels, squires, jesters, all around sounds and colours, the men wave with force the elegant flags, the knights compete in tests of skill and courage….
It follows the Knights Carousel of the ancient lineages. Each knight is wearing the colours representing the Nobles that patronize him.
Various groups dressed with age customs, animate the village for the entire day. Constant is the group of the Parade (the owners of the castle and the other principal allies of them : Nicelli, Malaspina, Anguissola of Travo of Vigolzone, and Altoè, followed by their own court) while two others come decided annually. Colours are : white, red, green, yellow, blue, black.