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The town of Volterra is divided in eight "contrade", city districts, and each one has its coat of arm and the flag. It is the first week of June, each year, when contrade could show their uniforms, flags and skills with the crossbow. The beginning of June is time for "Tiro del cero", a kind of local palio which taking place at Piazza dei Priori. Each contrada is selecting the best shooters with the crossbow who is competiting for the honour of the district.
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