The event called “Fight for the Sword of Contrari”, as can be deduced from the name itself, is centered on a palio between the 6 hamlets of Savignano sul Panaro (hereinafter referred to as districts). The games are divided into 3 parts:
Saturday evening games – First part of the adults’ palio in the Piazza d’Armi and in Via Trentino Alto Adige
Sunday morning games – Children’s Palio in the parade ground
Sunday afternoon games – Second part of the adults’ prize in the parade ground.
At the end of the event, 2 trophies will be awarded, The Sword of Contrari and The Sword of Contrari. The teams of the adult districts are made up of 18 players plus 2 reserves. The children’s teams are made up of 14 players plus 2 reserves. All players must have residency in Savignano sul Panaro except for two players in the adult team called “foreigners”. The jury includes 6 external competition judges and 3 organizers.