The humorous Palio of the donkeys 2018: a touch of fun in Elban spring

  • Published: 2-04-2018
  • Category: Events

The humorous Palio of the donkeys

The reasons to visit Elba Island in the spring are many: sports, views and beaches are just some of the main ones. And you will also have the opportunity to give the holiday that extra fun touch that never hurts: the one that guarantees the 2018 edition of the humorous Palio of the donkeys, scheduled on April 7th and 8th 2018, outdoors, in Marina di Campo.


The palio

Saturday, April 7th, the appointment will be in Piazza della Vittoria for the blessing of the palio and for the assignment of mounts: eight donkeys for eight districts and as many jockeys (strictly from the original district). In the evening, an aperitif all together and lots of music.

You then arrive at the highlight, or on April 8th. The morning will be marked by two events: the parade, at 11:00, of the districts along the streets of the old town and the promenade; the opening, at 12:30, of the food and wine stands. And then, at 15:00, there will be the beginning of the real Palio, which will take place on the beach of Marina di Campo.


Campo on Elba

Marina di Campo is the capital of the scattered municipality of Campo on Elba. And, taking advantage of the humorous Palio of donkeys, do not forget that there are so many things to see in Campo nell’Elba. Just as an example, we can mention:


How to get

We advise you to stay in Portoferraio, the main port where ferries to the island dock. From here, to get to Marina di Campo you only have to:

  • Take the provincial road 24 to Procchio;
  • From Procchio, take the provincial road 25 to Marina di Campo.

The journey by car takes about half an hour.


More information

For more information on the 2018 edition of the humorous Palio of the donkeys (how to participate, eventual changes of location, dates and program), you can consult the official website of the Pro loco di Campo on Elba,


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