For vacationers looking for primordial, the region of Marche, which is a hilly countryside between Apennin and the Adria, has a lot to offer.
The Marche’s have an eventful history, scenes of great conquests, important mansions and military campaigns. Annual historical celebrations revive the magic of the historic past. Especially in the summertime you can feel a certain historical flair of the numerous historical events in the central Italian region on the Adriatic coast.
Giostra della Quintana in Ascoli Piceno
The most significant medieval festival in the Marche’s, is probably the Giostra della Quintana horse show in Ascoli Piceno, which takes place on the first Sunday of August every year. During the festival a grand procession with over 1400 participants takes place, who move through the town, dressed in historical costumes, and make their way to the main square which is the venue of the tournament. Highlight of the games is the competition which takes place on horseback. In which the knights try to hit the Saracens with their lances. On the sidelines of the tournament one can find many more festive activities and culinary delights of local restaurants.
Ascoli Piceno, 2. August 2015 ▪ www.quintanadiascoli.it
Medieval Festival in Offagna
The enchanting area Offagna, which is perched on a rock overlooking the Riviera del Conero in Pronvinz Ancona, turns into an authentic medieval village during the last week of July, with the streets and squares reviving the history, which enchant visitors, captivating them in historical parades, sports competitions, medieval performances and exhibitions
Offagna, 17. bis 25. Juli 2015 www.festemedievali.it
Those who want to enjoy this special ambience, can book with Domizile Reisen The following Villas still have beautiful time frames available; Casino di Caccia, Villa Nena, Villa Prati, Villa Tombolina und Villa Ruffino.
Further horse racing events and historical celebrations:
Palio dei Terzieri, Montecassiano (Provinz Macerata): Juli 2015
Tipicità EXPerience – Gran Tour delle Marche 2015 – Tanto di Cappello!
Montappone (Provinz Fermo): 24.-25. Juli 2015 (Alles zur lokalen Tradition der Hutmacher)
Palio delle contrade – Montefano ‘900 (Provinz Macerata): 10.-12. Juli 2015
Palio del Duca – Sponsalia, Acquaviva Picena (Provinz Ascoli Piceno): 6., 7. und 9. August 2015
Alla Corte della Regina Giovanna (Am Hofe der Königin Giovanna), Arquata del Tronto (Provinz Ascoli Piceno): 19. August 2015
La Festa del Duca, Urbino (Provinz Pesaro-Urbino): 14. – 16. August 2015
Torneo Cavalleresco Castel Clementino, Servigliano (Provinz Fermo): August 2015
Medievalia: San Ginesio (Provinz: Macerata): August 2015
Templaria Festival, Castignano (Provinz Ascoli Piceno): 16.-19. August
Festa del Covo di Campocavallo di Osimo (Provinz Ancona): 2. August 2015