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Palio del Duca – Sponsalia in Acquaviva Picena

SUSPENDED. TO BE CONFIRMED, the historical reenactment with parade, duels, banquet, Medieval music

Palio del Duca - Sponsalia in Acquaviva Picena - MArche Italy
August Marche -Acquaviva Picena (AP)  Folklore/Traditions | Historical reenactments


On the first weekend of August 2021, 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.

The event usually lasts 3 days, on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
Thursday the event opens with the Historical Court and the cloth benediction.
Friday is the day of Palio del Duca
Sunday it takes place the Wedding Banquet.

During the three days of Palio del Duca – Sponsalia historical reenactment, the village of Acquaviva is immersed in a Medieval atmosphere and people wearing costumes walk around the town: armies, flag wavers, ladies, people wearing Medieval dresses.
The Wedding banquet on Sunday is 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.

Possibility to participate in the wedding banquet. Reservation is mandatory.
Associazione Palio del Duca – tel. +39 0735 764 115

Goto the facebook page of Palio del Duca >>>

Cover photo; website of the event