The Project

A project to bring you back in history

The project “TORNEOINARMATURA” (Tournament in Armour) was set up to provide the audience with a historically accurate Tournament within a historical setting so that visitors can go deep into a real historical context. Since tournaments take place all over Italy, our project aims at re-enacting not only the tournament but also its ritual aspect and the artistic component which fills the display of strength and power of the Italian Renaissance.

ONLY chosen MEN-AT-ARMS will be asked to participate. In addition to MUSEUM reproductions of armours dating back to 1450-1490, participants will also have to meet various parameters, as far as clothes and psychophysical training are concerned.

The Tournament reproduces a series of fights on foot in a field delimited by a fence, which has been made by studying and applying late-fifteenth-century regulations.

Look at the fights, look at the power of the armours shining under the sun, but not only: organizers and participants will make a variety of SETS to represent the lordships presented. Coats of arms, painted shields, crests and standards will liven up the event and its rituals. This tournament is therefore made up of several rituals which, given their historical background, make it different from others not only thanks to the historical accuracy, but also for the events connected which involve visitors too.



"FAMALEONIS" started up and grew thanks to his members passion for history; the historical period, the Company decided to focus on, has been accurately reconstructed by old documents, texts and iconographic sources.

Thanks to this precise information research, we have been able to realize original clothing and outfitting used at that time: raw materials were chosen and working procedures were followed according to the original documents traced.

Our Association exists and has been popular in the reenactment panorama for many years, this is the reason why we have gained a long experience in reproducing accurate, faithful to reality, sometimes "extreme" historical scenes.

Our Association is determined to reconstruct how an italian mercenary group of soldiers used to live in the Romagna area between 1465 and 1495. This exact and well outlined characterization of time and space constitutes the premise of high quality and accuracy in historical reconstruction.