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The Quintana Joust - July
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The Quintana Joust

An ancient origins event that transforms Ascoli Piceno in a medieval city throughout the summer, from June to August. The Tournament of the Quintana consists of a horse race of speed and precision in a fight between 6 knights pledged to defend the colors of their neighborhood! But the emotions are experienced even before the event itself.

The 2° weekend of July is a Palio Night!

A wonderful competition, made up of speed, precision and lots and lots of passion! We offer packages that include dinners at the old taverns of the neighborhoods on the Friday, the day before the tournament: it is on this day that the sestieranti gather and propitiate the scope victory Palio! And on Saturday we will participate and attend live the Quintana Tournament !!!

Friday 7th july 2017

Arrival in late morning or early afternoon in Ascoli Piceno, accommodation and guided city walk through the ancient alleys of the town center with a visit to each of the six districts of the event with the secrets of storytelling and the Giostra della Quintana traditions. An ancient tradition, of medieval origins, today Quintana soul thousands of people who live, especially in the summer time, proud of belonging to their neighborhood. Racing flag bearers, archers, medieval dinners, folk events, the Saracen joust: the entire city back in the Middle Ages and with our guide we will discover the secrets and the traditions of this wonderful event. The beauty of the tour is obviously to find out the Quintana as a steel element in an appropriate and meaningful visit to one of the most beautiful small cities in Italy.

At the end of the walking tour, welcome drink in the city center at the historic Caffè Meletti, participation in the ritual of the “Blessing of Our Lady of Peace” with the parade of participants in the competition.

After the Blessing, dinner at one of the oldest districts for the propitiatory rite in view of Quintana! Return to hotel and overnight.

Saturday 8th July 2017: LA QUINTANA

This morning after breakfast, transfer to the ancient village of Offida, one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. After the guided tour we do a tasting at a local winery and return to the hotel after lunch.

Free afternoon and farewell cocktail evening in the center before watching the parade of Giostra della Quintana and enter with tickets to the Tournament. Return to hotel and overnight.

Sunday 9th july: Relax and departure

Free morning after breakfast and leaving!

Prices starts from: 

  • Euro 199,00 pp, min 20 pax

Includes:

  • 2 night stay in 3 stars hotel with b&b service;
  • Gudied Walking tour “quintana” themed;
  • Aperitivo in Caffè Meletti
  • Dinner in one of the most important sestieri participating in the Quintana Joust;
  • Offida guided visit;
  • Aperitivo-dinner before joust;
  • Quintana Stadium Entrance;
  • 24 h phone assistance;
  • Insurance Globy Groups
  • Quintana Souvenir.

The rates do not include local tax, transfer and is not mentioned in the section The price includes.

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Corso mazzini, 196
City:
ASCOLI PICENO
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+39 0736251700
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