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Ascoli Piceno (Le Marche): La Quintana
July 9 - August 7
La Quintana is an annual Palio event that pits the six sestiere of Ascoli Piceno, a town in the region of Le Marche, against each other for bragging rights and the prized Palio drape. They compete in archery, flag-throwing and more, but it all culminates in the rousing joust, a high-energy beloved horse race, which is preceded by an opulent parade in period costumes by representatives of each district. Plan your visit in July or August to see it.