Informazioni turistiche su Foligno, Umbria

Foligno - September 1st - 15th - Quintana Joust

Two weeks of celebrations that flood Foligno with tourists, starting with the Soprasanti fair on September 1st, a re-evocation of a 17th century market complete with workshops and tavernes for visitors.
The local taverns in the city's ten areas are open from September 2nd to 15th , vying with one another for the best period dishes prepared with extra virgin olive oil, truffles, lentils and wine. On Saturday 14th the historical parade takes place, in period costume. The joust itself takes place on Sunday 15th, on a track shaped like an 8. Each rider must charge his steed and slip the end of his metal lance into the rings hanging from the arms of the Quintana, an ancient wooden statue that represents a warrior.
Here is a more detailed programme:

PROGRAMME

Sunday September 1st
- Soprastanti fair - from 4.30pm to 12 midnight
Via Scuola Arti e Mestieri, entrance from Via Gramsci
September 2nd - 15th - Street taverns open
Monday September 2nd
- Gareggiare dei Convivi
8.30pm Rione Croce Bianca
10.30pm Rione Cassero
Tuesday September 3rd
- Gareggiare dei Convivi
8.30pm Rione Contrastanga
10.30pm Rione Ammanniti
Palio of San Rocco - 9.30pm - Piazza San Domenico
Wednesday September 4th
- Gareggiare dei Convivi
8.30pm Rione Morlupo
10.30pm Rione La Mora
Thursday September 5th
- Palio della Filomé
9.30pm - Piazza della Repubblica
Friday September 6th
- Presentation of the Ettore Tesorieri document - Rotary Club
6pm - Palazzo Deli
Saturday September 7th
- “Flam” show in Piazza della Repubblica
Compagnia Teatrale Atmo - free entrance
9.30pm Inauguration of the Pierpaolo Ramotto exhibition and presentation of the Palio di Giostra
6pm - Palazzo Trinci
Sunday September 8th - Drummers and flag-throwers display
Quintanella Scafali procession
9pm - Piazza della Repubblica
Monday September 9th - Gareggiare dei Convivi
8.30pm Rione Spada
10.30pm Rione Giotti
Tuesday September 10th - Gareggiare dei Convivi
8.30pm Rione Badia
10.30 pm Rione Pugilli
Puelle race - 9.30pm - Via Mentana
Wednesday September 11th
- Gubbio Crossbowmen - 10pm - Piazza della Repubblica
La Notte degli Scherzi
From Friday 13th to Sunday 15th
- Ferrari Formula 1 show
Courtyard of Palazzo Trinci
Friday September 13th
- Undicesima Taverna
support for a school canteen in India
“Pictures” dance organised by Dimensione Danza
Moderna, Daniela D’Aurizio e Patrizia Pelliccia
9pm - Piazza della Repubblica
Saturday September 14th
- Reading of the Racing Brief and Blessing of the Riders
9pm - Piazza della Repubblica
Historical Parade - 10pm - through the streets of the old town centre
Sunday September 15th
- Joust of the Quintana - 3.30pm - Campo de li Giochi

From September 1st to 15th all the city's different areas are running a variety of shows and feature genuine 17th century dishes.

Tickets for the final joust cost between € 13 and € 31.
For information call 0742.354000

For further information, access the official website at www.quintana.it

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