Within the 2001 edition of the midieval feast “Alla tavola della
Principessa Costanza” At court with Princess Costance, organized by the
“Pro Loco Teggiano”held on the 11th – 12th and
13th of August in the marvellous
scenery of the old fashioned
town of Teggiano, the hamlet of Sassano won “La Giostra dei Ceri” (The
roundabout of the torch” in the games of
“Il Palio dei Casali” (The Prize winning of the Hamlets).
The participants to the “Palio” are the six hamlets
that composed the old state of Diano of the Prince Antonello Sanseverino:
(Diano, Santo Arsenio, Santo Jacopo Santo Pietro, Santo Rufo e Saxani).
Sassano’s (Saxani) atheletes (Luigi D’Amato, Michele Pellegrino,
Andrea Rinaldi, Michele Cardinale, Gennaro Ametrano, Francesco Trotta,
Roberto Abruzzese, Giovanni Petrizzo, Franco Mosca, Gaetano Martucci,
Giuseppe Fornino e Antonio Romanelli), were remarkable and easily won the
qualifying heats and
the final against the hamlet of Santo Arsenio (today’s Sant’Arsenio)
in the last day of the feast.
tradition the Prince Sanseverino, his wife Princess Costance and their
following must entrust the “Palio” personally in the hands of the
“Magnifico” (the town mayor) of the winning hamlet.
therefore, on September 8th and 9th will host Prince
Antonello Sanseverino his wife Prinscess Costance, the following court,
the notables of the six hamlets of the old state of Diano, in
a medieval genuine 13th
century costume parade through the “Carrare” (old narrow streets of
Sassano). In the course of this charming two days feast, everybody will be
delighted in a gastonimic tour with tastings of traditional sassane’s
dishes, all of this will be gladdes by the “Trombonieri” (blunderbuss
– man) and “sbandieratori” (waving flag show).