THE MODERN QUINTANA: THE PALIO
The Palio is the painted drawer that is given to the winner of thee Joust. From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance the Palio was a large fine silk velvet drapery, from which clothes, curtains, tablecloths, cook, etc… Could be obtained, already in the 19th century the custom of giving to the winner a true painted banner.
At the Pinacoteca of Ascoli Piceno there are several sketches for the Palio of Sant’Emidio made by the artist Giulio Gabrielli (1832-1910).
Enjoy and live the medieval atmosphere of the Quintana!
Visit Ascoli and enjoy the extraordinary horse races in July and August.
Accesible and sustainable tourism: welcome and advanced communication for the tourist
Project made with the contribution of Mibact, according to D.M. December 13th, 2010
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