Quintana, Ascoli Piceno, Italy
14th July - 5th August
During the summer months the city of Ascoli Piceno becomes alive with it's annual Quintana, a medieval Palio featuring many costume parades and events in historical settings throughout the town. It is a traditional competition between the Sestiere of the city culminating in a lancing competition on horses between the Sestiere, or the six districts of Ascoli. Spectators can enjoy many of the events free of charge and use this opportunity to explore this magnificent town on a day out.
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