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Giostra della Quintana. The Rematch – Foligno

September 20, 2020. Three months after the first round of Quintana, a Rematch.

Giostra della Quintana - The Rematch
20 Sep 2020 Umbria -Foligno (PG)  Folklore | Historical reenactments

On Sunday, September 20th, 2020, three months after the first round called Sfida (Challenge), Giostra della Quintana is back in Foligno with the Rivincita (Rematch)  showing the same compelling development.

The ten districts of Foligno challenge each other again in the Medieval tournament taking place in the eight-shaped path of Campo de li Giochi, the ancient Foligno stadium.
The goal of the Sunday competition is to ride around the 750-meter track three times, as quickly as possible, trying to insert the lance into a ring hanging from a statue of Mars without getting any penalties. The ring gets smaller every time: 8 cm, 6 cm and 5 cm.

On Saturday, the night before the joust,  it is taking place a wonderful Historical Parade featuring 800 extras wearing baroque costumes while Two weeks before the Giostra, the taverns of the 10 districts stay open till the small hours. There it is possible to taste many traditional recipes of the 17th Century cuisine, prepared with products grown in the Foligno area. Many events will take place during these two weeks preceding the Giostra: playful competitions, games and historical re-enactments

Umbria - Quintana - Emblems of the districs
Emblems of the districts

The first record of Quintana dates back to 1448.
The modern version of Quintana dates back to 1946.

The term “Quintana” comes from the 5th road of Roman military camps, where the soldiers were trained in lance fighting.

 

 

(photos: event’s official website)

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