The hamlet of Scarperia in the Mugello region was founded on 8 September 1306 and from 1953 the Municipalit of Scarperia organizes the Diotto, i.e. Day 8 in Italian, an event to celebrate the ancient ceremony of the official promise of the new Florentine Vice-regent (Vicario).
Every year on September 8th the colorful parade of noble women and gentlemen, with musicians goes out from Palazzo dei Vicari to meet the Vice-regent coming from Florence.
After the historical parade the boroughs of Scarperia play historical games in honor of the new Vice-regent, like the launch of knives and the race with bricks. The winners are awarded with the Palio of Diotto.