Il Palio delle Frazioni

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dal 23-2-2018 al 25-2-2018

First edition of the song and theater contest between the town districts of Massarosa, Bargecchia, Massaciuccoli, Piano di Mommio and Quiesa. The award «‬Fior di Loto‭» ‬will be assigned to the song section and the «‬Manzoni‭» ‬award to the best theater interpretation.


The event, presented by Andrea Montaresi, aims to be a genuine and funny competition to encourage culture and social interaction. The formula of the first edition was conceived by the artistic director of the Manzoni theater of Massarosa, Stefano Betti. The first two evenings on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 will start at 9:30 pm, while the final on Sunday, February 25 will take place in the afternoon, at 4.30 pm.

The different districts of the area of Massarosa will compete each with a song and a sketch. The song must be unpublished and contain the name of the village, the sketch must be comic.

The "Palio" award "Fior di Loto" is assigned for the best song and "Manzoni" for the theater section. The Palio has been designed and offered by the artist and writer Piero Bresciani who will personally assign it to the winners. Piero Bresciani is an artist from Pietrasanta. Educated at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan, he has taught Pictorial disciplines at the Artistic High School of Pietrasanta for 36 years.

The "Fior di Loto" award will be performed by Ilenya Manfredi, with the song titled "Riflesso", text and music by Marcello Marchetti. For the "Manzoni" award Francesco Grossi and Lorenzo Volpe will present on stage "Due uomini, una storia", a dramaturgy by Grossi and Volpe after an idea of Laura Pinato.

The performances of the first two evenings are judged by a technical jury with a president for the songs and one for the sketches, plus three jurors for each sector. The votes of the public are also considered.


Every Monday and Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm and on show days, tickets are available at the Vittoria Manzoni theater for the event until Tuesday, February 13. After this date, tickets can only be purchased on the evenings of the Palio, if still available.


 Il Palio delle Frazioni
Massarosa, Teatro Vittoria Manzoni, via Manzoni 99
2018, February 23/25
February, 23 and 24 at 9:30 pm, February 25 at 4:30 pm
Tickets on
February, 23 and 24 € 5,00,  February 25 € 10,00


More information

Teatro Vittoria Manzoni
Via Manzoni 99, Massarosa
tel . +39 338 1243783     fb Palio delle Frazioni di Massarosa