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Giostra della Quintana. The Challenge – Foligno

14-15 June 2024. Medieval tournament between the city’s ten districts.

Giostra della Quintana - Giugno - Umbria
14 Jun 2024 - 15 Jun 2024 Umbria -Foligno (Perugia)  Folklore-Traditions | Historical reenactments

On June Friday 14th and Saturday 15th 2024 the Medieval horse tournament Giostra della Quintana between the 10 districts of Foligno  comes back for “La Sfida” (the Challenge)

Two weeks before the Giostra the 10 taverns of the 10 districts stay open and it is possible to taste many traditional recipes of the 17th Century cuisine, prepared with products grown in the Foligno area.

On Friday the city of Foligno becomes a set for a Great Historical Parade in which hundreds of costumed figures participate.

On Saturday the goal of the competition is to ride 3 times around the track of the ancient Foligno stadium (Campo de li Giochi) as quickly as possible and insert the lance into a ring hanging from a statue of Mars (the so-called “quintanone”) without getting any penalties. The ring becomes smaller every time: 6 cm, 5,5 cm and 5 cm.

The first Quintana dates back to 1613.
The modern version of Quintana is dated 1946.
The name “Quintana” comes from the 5th street of ancient Roman military camps where the soldiers were trained in lance fighting.

The Quintana  is usually taking place twice a year: the Sfida (“challenge”) in June and the Rivincita (“rematch”) in September>>>


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