Each year, the first weekend of September the historic center of Vicopisano medieval dresses up and goes back in time to its medieval origins.
The Medieval Festival of Vicopisano saw its first edition in 1996 and since then it has become increasingly popular due to the contour of the beautiful old town and medieval re-enactment made by many participants.
During the Medieval Festival of Vicopisano historical groups, medieval settlements, itinerant musicians flock to the streets impressing visitors with theater games, improvisation, art sketches.
Along the streets of the medieval village of Vicopisano and in the most characteristic corners of the center, many taverns are located and frugal meals are served: bread and cheese (pane et cacium), water and wine.
On top of the hill at Palazzo Pretorio is held an original dinner (by invitation only) with a rich menu of dishes cooked according to criteria that are consumed by following the Middle Ages and the “etiquette” of the 1200 d.C., ie not using cutlery and following an order flow is different from ours !
Within the halls of the Palazzo Pretorio are held exhibitions and reconstructions relating to medieval age, worthy cultural corollary to a playful atmosphere that every year knows magically enchant adults and children!
The entrance to the medieval festival of Vicopisano is not free. Visitors also need to exchange modern money with the money medieval money (“fiorino”) in order to shop in the medieval festival.