july, 2021

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10julAll DayLa Quintana in Ascoli PicenoCountry:ItalyLocation:Ascoli Piceno

Event Details

La Quintana in Ascoli Piceno is a festival where the people of Ascoli Piceno show their town’s traditions and folklore. You’re able to enjoy historical parades, knight battles, demonstrations, and horse races. You will feel like you are back in the medieval age and get a great sense of this era.

The main event is the real Quintana or medieval knights competition. During this competition, six knights from six regions are trying to beat each other. To accomplish this, they have to hit a spinning wooden bust while riding a horse.

This festival probably originated when the Arabs invaded this area. The Quintana is a celebration of Saint Emygdius and will be held on the first Sunday of August. The competition starts with the official opening where candles will be offered.

After the opening, you can enjoy an archer and flag throwing competition. The winners of this competition will earn a flag. This is an ideal event to enjoy the history and traditions of this area in Italy.

Check the official website for more information about La Quintana in Ascoli Piceno. And while you are planning your visit to Italy you might want to check out these events. We made a special page for the best hotels in Europe and the best time to visit Italy.

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Time

All Day (Saturday)

Location

Ascoli Piceno

Forte Malatesta, Via delle Terme, 63100 Ascoli Piceno AP, Italy

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