Pietralunga offers his visitors many opportunities to spend a relaxing holiday and to play a variety of sports; You can go horseback riding, mountain-biking, long walks in the woods and pick mushrooms, fishing, outdoor sports such as skeet shooting, the archery and hunting at the Hunting farm. Even the youngest have the possibility 'of fun at the Tourist Complex Sports Candeleto that throughout the summer, as well as the swimming pools and other sports offers evening entertainment and disco. Finally, there are many and various folklore and cultural events that take place throughout the year and attract many tourists.
The Palio of Mannaja is the most important festival of Pietralunga and is held in the month of August, recalling a historical fact. The event takes place using medieval type of costumes and actively involves the whole population of the town , which is divided into districts and neighborhoods, they challenge the traditional racing gig . For the success of the past editions , after some transformations , the Palio of Mannaja is now recognized as one of the most important events in costume in Umbria. It has significant economic returns and tourism , as well as social pietralunghese for the whole community . The country for the occasion, decked to the nines ; in the historical center and the main streets open the craft shops, taverns and inns, where you can admire and buy local handicrafts , foods taste of local cuisine, all accompanied by great hospitality. And the attempt to reconstruct the turning of our people in the old village.
The Palio of Mannaja is the reenactment of something that happened in Pietralunga the September 11, 1334 , when a certain Giovanni di Lorenzo of Picardy ( France) , to make a pilgrimage to Lucca ( Holy Face ), passing through Pietralunga , was wrongly accused to have killed a man and therefore sentenced to death. The poor man turned to the Holy Face so confident that when the Executioner tried to cut his neck with mannaja , this turned the blade . Of this fact there are many testimonies of evidence, including a letter written by Branca de ' Branci , mayor of Pietralunga and the same mannaja, which is preserved in the Cathedral of Lucca, hanging close to the chapel of the Holy Face to witness the miracle happened. Pietralunga remember thiswith an event called Palio of Mannaja , which consists of a challenge between the Boroughs and Districts that vie for the prize by pushing through the streets of the historic center a heavy wagon ( the Biroccio ) , an ancient means of transportation of convicts to death , in a real race very exciting time.