The Well Game in Montevarchi

The Well Game in Montevarchi

The game of the well and the historical re-enactment are the two most important moments of the festivities of the Forgiveness of Montevarchi.
And as every year, thanks to the work of the Association for the Historical Re-enactment, the two events come back to life in the city center, reviving the climate, history, tradition of medieval Montevarchi.
This is the complete program of the game of the well and the historical re-enactment that will take place Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6.

Saturday 5th September

Via Roma - Piazza Varchi at 11 a.m. The Herald announces the arrival in the city of Count G. Guerra, who will bring with him the Relic of the Holy Milk of the Madonna as a gift to the Prior of the Insigne Collegiata.
Setting up of a "medieval camp" in Piazza V.Veneto, of "stalls and stalls of medieval arts and crafts in Piazza V.Veneto. The Cassero also dresses up for this event and opens "taverns and shops" in Via Roma.
At 3 p.m. Blessing of the teams in the churches of each banner
At 4 p.m. in Piazza Varchi Concentration of all teams. The Field Master and the Herald draw the disputes and read the oath of loyalty to the players.
At 5 p.m. in Piazza Varchi 1st semi-final; at 6 p.m. 2nd semi-final.
At 6 p.m. in Piazza V. Veneto Medieval Camp: guided tours, didactics and warrior shows
From 7.30 p.m. onwards on Via Roma "Waiting for Guido Guerra" "dinner open to the public and opening taverns" with the coin the "Varco".
At 9 p.m. in Piazza Varchi Drawings and semi-finals of the Well Game: first challenges of the districts to access the finals and win the right of priority to draw on the well
At 9 p.m. in Piazza V. Veneto "Scontro d'arme" Battle of Benevento - representation of the historic battle

Sunday 6 September

Along the streets of the Old Town at 6 pm "Arrival of Guido Guerra" - Parade and re-enactment
In Piazza Varchi at 7.45 p.m. Delivery of the Relic of the Holy Milk of the Virgin by the King of France Charles of Anjou to Count Guido Guerra.
From 7.45 p.m. onwards on Via Roma Opening taverns "Il Banchetto" beginning celebrations with the opening of the taverns to participate in the great dinner open to the citizens with the coin the "Varco".
In Piazza Varchi at 9.30 p.m. Gioco del Pozzo Finale 3rd and 4th place and Finalissima 1st and 2nd place a spectacular challenge of skill, strength and cunning.
At 11.30 p.m. Proclamation and celebration to the banner winner with the delivery of the half to the banner winner of the Contests Which will have priority for drawing from the well in case of drought or siege for the whole year.