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September 2022

Asti (Piedmont): Palio

September 6
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 6 of September, repeating indefinitely

25€

Since 1275, this ancient horse race has turned Asti's Piazza Alfieri into a racetrack, and has linked modern Asti with its medieval roots. Twenty-one Contrade (city divisions) compete in the central square, while over 1,200 individuals donning medieval garb parade proudly throughout the streets of the city. The traditional flag-wavers (Sbandieratori) also run their own Palio against residents of neighboring towns. To the winner (both horse and human alike) goes the spoils -- a crimson velvet drape -- which will remain in…

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September 2023

Asti (Piedmont): Palio

September 6, 2023
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 6 of September, repeating indefinitely

25€

Since 1275, this ancient horse race has turned Asti's Piazza Alfieri into a racetrack, and has linked modern Asti with its medieval roots. Twenty-one Contrade (city divisions) compete in the central square, while over 1,200 individuals donning medieval garb parade proudly throughout the streets of the city. The traditional flag-wavers (Sbandieratori) also run their own Palio against residents of neighboring towns. To the winner (both horse and human alike) goes the spoils -- a crimson velvet drape -- which will remain in…

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