The Palio dei Colombi is the
historical commemoration of a real medieval tournament. It takes place in
August, when the five neighbourhoods of Amelia,
Collis, Crux Burgi, Posterola, Platea and Vallis, challenge in an exciting and suggestive defiance by the ancient
taste. Every quarter bring its own rider, which, in saddle to its steed, will
have to centre with the lance a target at the end of a run of around 100
meters. After this phase it's the time of the arbalester, that will also strike
the centre of a curve outline connected to a cage. If he will be sufficiently
precise, the hit will allow the cage to open, freeing in flight the closed
columbiums. The Palio is wined by the region that will get the most greater
number of hits centring the respective targets.
The city of Amelia
Ancient and mysterious city, Amelia
possesses a secret charm that cannot escape the tourist. It was founded in 1134
B.C. becoming soon an important centre, as show the imp...
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