10TH POREČ HISTORICAL FESTIVAL – GIOSTRA
September 16-18, 2016
Poreč historical festival – Giostra gathers over 250 participants in costumes who, throughout the 3 festival days, evoke for the spectators life in the Baroque period thus making it a unique festival in Croatia. This cultural, educational and tourist manifestation stems from historical facts, so most of its events are connected to the 18th century. The central festival event, which also gave Giostra its name, is a knight tournament Giostra, reconstructed from the rules of a tournament held in Poreč in the year 1745.
You will be greeted by:
- Gorgeous ladies and handsome gentlemen in baroque costumes
- Baroque music
- Knight tournament
- Historical knights’ camp (military encampment)
- Local produce and old trades
- theatrical performances
- Flag jugglers
- Street entertainers.
Your hosts are Društvo prijatelja Giostre – Associazione amici della Giostra (Association Friends of Giostra) from Poreč, and their guests: Compagnia del Lupo Passante from Monselice (Italy), USB Poreč, Zajednica Talijana Poreč – Comunita’ degli Italiani di Parenzo, Mačevalački klub Špada – Poreč, Povijesna udruga Kaštel – Svetvinčenat, Rapski gubavci, ecc.
Central part of the festival will take part from Friday to Sunday on three locations: The liberty square, old city center and Peškera bay.
Live Giostra this September. We are expecting you.