isola del giglio

San Lorenzo

August 10- Giglio Porto

Patron saint of Giglio Porto, San Lorenzo is celebrated on the 10th of August with religious observations and with the traditional "Palio Marinaro" (Marine Palio, or boat race), in which the three districts of the town (Chiesa, Moletto, and Saraceno) are represented by teams of 4 rowers and 1 coxswain each that compete with specially constructed boats.

Celebrations last for several days with entertainment, musical events, fireworks, the parade of the teams for the three districts, and the procession on the sea in honour of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Bars and restaurants remain open until late at night.

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