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Le Marche encompasses everything one would want from Italy. Incredible countryside from the Sibillini mountains to the glorious coastline, classic landscapes, castellated hilltops towns, culture, art, music, indoor, outdoor and watersports, wonderful wildlife, fun, delicious food and wines, quality fashions and footwear, museums, churches, culture, history – so much to do and see. Experience life to its fullest – experience Le Marche!
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Ascoli Piceno & The Quintana on Pink Trotters

Ascoli Piceno & The Quintana on Pink Trotters | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Discover the historical parade and event of Ascoli Piceno, one of the most beautiful cities in the center of Italy. This event takes place in July and August and is not to be missed! [...]

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The Pinktrotters is the community for women travelling together, sharing their experiences, stories and friendships. Men and women don't like the same things when travelling, so why try to conciliate different tastes?
Women like everything beautiful, chic, fashionable and like to express their adventurous side, share unique experiences, from cultural and artistic to high fashion glamour shows.
If the Pinktrotters community reviews the Quintana of Ascoli Piceno, we can be sure this is an event of the Summer 2015... JUST WORTH GOING!

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Quintana at Ascoli Piceno

Quintana at Ascoli Piceno | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

If your plans for the weekend don’t include a jousting tournament, it probably means…you aren’t in Ascoli Piceno, Italy! The first Sunday of every August is celebrated with a medieval jousting tournament that brings tens of thousands of people to the small town on Italy’s eastern coast. The day is to honor Saint Emidio, the protector of Ascoli Piceno. [...]

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intoHistory's curator insight, August 7, 2014 5:01 AM

Quite inspiring pictures of the cavalry tournaments of Ascoli Piceno (Italy)

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Ascoli Piceno: Parade and Jousting Competition

Ascoli Piceno: Parade and Jousting Competition | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Many parts of Italy still celebrate ancient traditions, maintaining the unique character and history of their region, city and community. One of these traditions is the incredible annual festival in Ascoli Piceno: the Quintana

The event takes place on the first Sunday in August and consists of a parade followed by a jousting competition between the city’s six neighbourhoods. It is a celebration of Saint Emidio, protector of the city. The parade is a spectacular affair, as each of the neighbourhoods parades through the centre of the town. Each one is attempting to put on the most splendid display, presenting their warrior for the jousting tournament later in the day. Young lads twirl batons and flags, showing off their individual and collective skill.

Throughout the city the crowd bears the colours of their respective neighbourhoods building the intensity during the afternoon, before the parade sets off from one of the city’s squares to the main stadium. The intense heat during the day means the parade starts at about 6pm, but it is still very warm and a long way for the participants to walk in their heavy medieval clothing...

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The "Giostra della Quintana" among the Best 10 festivals 2015 you cannot Miss out in Italy

The "Giostra della Quintana" among the Best 10 festivals 2015 you cannot Miss out in Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

La Quintana is a medieval festival held in Ascoli Piceno (Marche) on the first Sunday of August, an event, during which local residents dress up in historical and evocative period costumes taking part at a big parade through the city streets, accompanied by musicians, drummers, flag-wavers and archers.
During the event, you can enjoy not only the suggestive competitions of archers but also the offering of candles to the town bishop and many other performances, even if La Quintana, the jousting tournament amongst the town’s districts, is absolutely the centrepiece of the festival.
The rounds of jousting of La Quintana are held on a racetrack-shaped course cut through with diagonal lines. Riders must hit a target fitted on a rotating dummy, known as a Saracen by a heavy lance and they have to get past him before he swings round and clouts the rider with his ball on a chain while they get support by a cheering crowd wearing the colour of their team.

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Assalto al Moro | Il Palio di Ascoli

Assalto al Moro | Il Palio di Ascoli è un progetto editoriale che vedrà la luce in questo inizio del 2013.
L’idea nasce dal desiderio di raccontare il fascino che si cela dietro la rievocazione storica della Quintana di Ascoli Piceno – nelle Marche -, evento che ogni anno richiama migliaia di turisti e che ogni cittadino ascolano vive con passione e partecipazione, accompagnare con immagini e video nella magia dell’evento, in quella parte di “vita quintanara” spesso sconosciuta ai più.

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The Retreat's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:53 AM

The wonderful spectacle of the annual Palio at Ascoli Piceno. Can't wait for the 2013 season.