Emblem: Brown tower with two orders of Guelph merlons and a vermillion band
Area: Between the left riverside Lamone and Marzeno – uphill town, Saffi avenue, Matteotti avenue and Florence street
Headquarter: Bondiolo st., 85
Head of the district: Maurizio Bertoni
The ‘Rione Giallo’ (Yellow District) is the district of ‘Porta Ponte’, a real city fortification almost thirty meters high that welcomed visitors from the Borgo Durbecco, then demolished in the mid-nineteenth century. In the district emblem the tower is surrounded by two orders of Guelph merlons, and from the beginning it is clear the connection of the Rione Giallo with the house of Manfredi, lords of Faenza and supporters of the pontiff. One of the symbols of the Manfredi, the mythological leocorn with the body of a lion and the head of a goat (an undertaking of Carlo II Manfredi), we find it also in the historical parade of the ‘Rione Giallo’, carried by a page that precedes Capo Rione (head of the district). In addition to the most important family of the city, which had gradually conquered a series of towers and castles throughout the Val di Lamone, in the Rione Giallo there were other notables of the city: Ragnoli, Baroncini, Viarani and Negusanti, a family giving the born to Sant’Umiltà.
Not far from the current convent of the order of the nuns linked to Sant’Umiltà, we find today the current headquarters of the Rione. It hosts a library, named after the Faenza poet Angelo Lapi, whose curators, as well as collecting texts and documents that deal with Renaissance history and, more specifically, Faenza, organize a series of conferences each year on different topics that are open to all citizens, members and non-members.
The Rione Giallo carries out a series of activities throughout the year, and is organized in different authorities according to the tasks that are due to it. The Flag-wavers and Musicians Group, in addition to participating in the Faenza competitions and those organized by the Italian Flag-waving Federation is often called upon to perform in Italy and abroad. Of this, as also of the Scuderia Group, are the young players who are preparing for future competitive commitments. The Costumes Group takes care of the historical research of the models, the realization, the maintenance and the custody of the clothes, weapons and armor that are worn by the local extras, among which we recall the imposing “knight in jousting armor” and “man of weapons on horseback, with full armor for war”. The Recreational Club, with its bar, serves to satisfy the entertainment needs of the members of the District and to promote, with dinners, competitions and parties, the aggregation between the different generations.