ASTI – Il Palio – San Secondo

The Palio di Asti is a traditional bareback horse race that takes place twice a year in the Italian city of Asti, located in the Piedmont region. The event has roots dating back to the 13th century and is held on the Piazza Alfieri, the main square of Asti.
The Palio is not just a race; it’s a deeply ingrained part of Asti’s cultural heritage and identity. It involves ten of the city’s districts, known as “contrade,” competing against each other. Each contrada is represented by a horse and jockey, and they vie for victory in a thrilling dash around the square.
The race is known for its intense competitiveness and pageantry, with months of preparation leading up to the event. The contrade decorate their streets and squares with flags and banners, and there are parades, ceremonies, and festivities throughout the city in the days leading up to the race.
The Palio di Asti is not just about the race itself but also about the sense of community and pride that it fosters among the people of Asti. It’s a celebration of tradition, history, and the enduring spirit of competition.

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  • Coin Alloy Name: Nordic Gold
  • Coin Alloy Color: old gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31,00
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: ASTI
  • Country: Italy
  • Available: yes
  • Location: ASTI, Italy