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The Unusual Palio Della Rana or Frog Races

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When people think of palio competitions, they often think of the famous horse race for the Palio of Siena but many Italian towns hold palio contests. One of the more unusual races is the Palio della Rana, frog races, held in the town of Fermignano, between Urbino and Urbania in central Italy's Marche region. Participants, dressed in medieval costume, each push a cart (similar to a wheelbarrow) with the frog sitting atop a plank and try to reach the finish line before the frog hops off. As is common during palio competitions, there's also a historical procession before the races and food.

The Palio della Rana is usually held the weekend following Easter so this year it's the first weekend of April. Since it's been a very wet March, there should be plenty of frogs!


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theguardian.co.uk - Readers' tips: theatres round the world - La Fenice Amandola Le Marche

theguardian.co.uk - Readers' tips: theatres round the world - La Fenice Amandola Le Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Teatro La Fenice, Amandola, Marche
After coffee in Caffè Belli in the lovely little town of Amandola in the Marche region, we decided to walk up to the top of the town for a view of the Sibillini mountains. We came across this small but perfectly formed theatre, still very much in use (there had been a children's performance of The Wizard of Oz the previous day). Le Marche has many beautiful theatres, but none as small as this.
+39 334 910 1625, amandolateatro.it
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