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Il Palio di Asti

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WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE PALIO PROCESSION & RACE

We had amazing day in Asti being there the first Sunday in September. From 10 o'clock in the... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Cemse
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ISTANBUL
Asti, an area you would enjoy good wine and local food, delicious

Beautiful town to visit and just walk around and enjoy the local wine and food, it is not a place... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
miguelchicago
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

We had amazing day in Asti being there the first Sunday in September. From 10 o'clock in the morning through the night the city glowed with activities in different squares. Women, men and children in traditional costumes prepared for the "corteo" in the Piazza Cattedrale...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful town to visit and just walk around and enjoy the local wine and food, it is not a place with many foreign visitors, but you will surprised by some of the locals and their wineries in the area. Note this is a location that...More

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Reviewed November 1, 2016

Antique and interesting festival, not just a horse race, which takes place according to the ancient traditions, but also ancient clothing parade very impressive.

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Reviewed September 30, 2016

The event is a spectacular display of costumes and fierce competition amongst the riders. It comprises parades, flag-waving displays and of course the ultimate horse race. The big problem that we encountered was acquiring our tickets before arrival.. We had sent an email to the...More

3  Thank Pietro65
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We went in the Sunday of the big parade and the horse races, arriving in time to see the exhibition of flag throwing by the participants. What skill! What a spectacle. Then lunch. Then to the route of the parade to claim a viewpoint about...More

3  Thank Rvwr2012
Reviewed October 6, 2015

The entire town of Asti came to live in the two days we were there. There are parade rehearsals the day before the Palio and then more on the actual day. Have your hotel book the tickets for you beforehand... we took the Clementina seats...More

2  Thank ongs_in_europe
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Asti's Palio is the oldest in Italy. There are events from the Thursday prior if you want to avoid the crowds or are unable to make it on the weekend. I saw the children's parade on Saturday which was charming. They were all dressed up,...More

2  Thank Travelersez
Reviewed July 10, 2015

it is an incredible experience , less famous than Palio di Siena but same level of participation. I like sounds and colours, passions and horses, these people like horses more than humans it is not true that don't take care of the that and that...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2014

The costumes in the parade are spectacular. I have never seen such effort put into every detail of a procession, it was 100 degrees so I felt sorry for those wearing fur and heavy velvet. There is a distinct lack of information about the day...More

2  Thank hart0304
Reviewed April 16, 2014

As the day of the race draws nearer,the horses are selected,with trial runs at night. Suspense begins to mount with the running of the trials which have a religious intensity. Each day the city gets more crowded, thicker with spectators,more balconies are draped with banners...More

4  Thank Eli B
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