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Palio del Duca – Sponsalia in Acquaviva Picena

3-4-6 August 2023, the historical reenactment with parade, duels, banquet…

Palio del Duca - Sponsalia in Acquaviva Picena - MArche Italy
03 Aug 2023 - 06 Aug 2023 Marche -Acquaviva Picena (Ascoli Piceno)  Folklore-Traditions | Historical reenactments

From August 3rd to 6th 2023 – as usual on the first weekend of August – the Medieval village of Acquaviva Picena (near Ascoli Piceno) hosts Palio del Duca – Sponsalia, a historical reenactment of the wedding of Forastéria, Rinaldo of  Acquaviva’s daughter, and Rainaldo of Brunforte, in 1234.

During the Palio del Duca – Sponsalia historical reenactment, this year at its 36th edition, the village of Acquaviva is immersed in a Medieval atmosphere. Medieval markets and people wearing Medieval dresses walk around the town: armies, flag wavers, ladies…

The events are programmed in 3 days:
Thursday the event opens with the Historical Court and the cloth benediction. For free
Friday is the day of Palio del Duca For free
Sunday takes place the Wedding Banquet, enlivened up by dances and music of that time, charlatan games and fire eaters. Also, the menu offers typical recipes of 1200 served by waiters wearing Medieval costumes. Ticket and reservation are required>>>

On Saturday in Piazza del Forte medieval shows for children and families. Free entry

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Cover photo; website of the event

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