The Archidado Joust traces its origins back to the Middle Ages and was officially created in 1397 to celebrate the wedding of Francesco Casali, the Lord of Cortona, and Antonia Salimbeni, a noble woman from Siena. In the city of Cortona, this historical event is recalled every year on the second Sunday of June, when people are lead back to the ancient medieval splendor of the city. The streets are decorated in medieval style, ladies, knights, flag flyers, crossbow shooters, soldiers, pages, civil and religious authorities, all dressed with fine costumes, liven up the city center, which is rich in history and artistic beauties of every time. The Council of Terzieri is really proud of recreating this joyful atmosphere and hopes that the striving competition for winning the golden arrow called “verretta” will emotionally involve not only the five quarters but the whole city, for a moment of genuine joy and funny craziness that makes us coming back to the past.
The exhibitions and events will enliven the old town of Cortona, the Tuscan town crossroads of art and culture, turning it into a big stage in contemporary photography.
In the embrace of the ancient walls and the evocative atmosphere of unique locations, open to the public during the festival, visitors will be able to lay eyes on so many pictures and reflect on the present discovering something more about the world around them, and probably something of themselves.
Cortona On The Move is an international festival of photography which surveys the world for new visions and concepts, from its privileged position in the ancient Tuscan hills, famous for their artistic and cultural tradition.
Life is movement, and photography must portray this endless transformation. Just like with any language and its grammar, photography should continually evolve with the times in order to remain a universally accessible lingua franca, tasked to inform, document, create, provoke, inspire and amaze us.
Always mindful of cultural traditions, Cortona On The move was conceived for the purpose of pushing experimental concepts into the future and promoting the language of contemporary photography while, at the same time, encouraging flexibility in the enterpretation of its codes and its content.
It was this contemplation of eternal movement that inspired our “On The Move” idea. The basic principle of seeking, looking, asking and listening, eyes constantly open to this ever unpredictable world, while savouring the joys, the amazement and the pains of this intense observation.
Cortona On The Move seeks to be a dynamic showcase for contemporary photography, for visual storytellers, for lovers of knowledge and for anyone looking for excitement. A public arena for the voices and viewpoints which open our minds, telling us stories that transform us and stimulate our reflection.
Cortona, July 13 / October 1
Il Falconiere along Annie Feolde ‘s Route du Bonheur
–Relais & Châteaux proposes its Routes du Bonheur for your inspiration: they are suggestions of itineraries that you can adapt to your preferences and desired experiences.
Il Relais Il Falconiere & Spa is along the Route created by Annie Feolde, a fashinating way through the centre of Italy from Florence to Norcia.
Unforgatteble moments and experiences of art, culture and gastonomic excellences not to be missed.
Discover our “Route de Bonheur”
Yoga in Tuscany
Un approccio olistico che ha a cuore il benessere della persona nella sua interezza ispira la pratica rigenerante dello yoga al Falconiere.
Profumi e suoni naturali pervadono l’intera tenuta offrendo l’ambiente migliore per una pausa fatta di tranquillità e charme. Il percorso di benessere prosegue nella Spa dove trattamenti con oli naturali riequilibrano anima, corpo e mente.
Il Relais Il Falconiere & Spa è una delle tappe della Route du Bonheur di Annie Feolde, un percorso affascinante nel cuore dell’Italia Centrale da Firenze a Norcia.
Incredibili momenti ed esperienze di arte, cultura eccellenze enogastronomiche da non perdere.
Scoprite la nostra “Via della felicità”
“Muoversi muoversi” purché in maniera ecofriendly.
Il Relais mette a disposizione dei suoi ospiti biciclette e mountain bike per esplorare percorsi panoramici e antichi sentieri che circondano Cortona.