The tournament of the Quintana of
Foligno is the historical remembering of a series of celebrations that
precisely took place February 10th 1613 on the occasion of the
carnival. Of such celebrations precise news are given thanks to the faithful
transcription of the events from a treasurer of the epoch. In 1946 at Foligno
such indications were taken back and the tournament was prepared again in its
ancient shine. Since then it has acquired prestige and importance, as
constituting reference event for the local population, and also as an
attraction able to recall spectators from all over Italy. The definitive
national recognition has come when, for well three years, the fates of the
knights have been tied up to the extraction of the National Lottery.
The tournament foresees the challenge
among ten knights, each of which represents a city neighbourhood. To the centre
of a run shaped like an eight, is set the Quintana, it's a wooden statue of the
XVII century, to which, in the inferior part of the tense right arm toward the
outside, are applied three rings. The pretenders have to cover the whole run on
fast horses arriving to insert one after the other all the rings, without
incurring in none of the penalties. Than passes the following turns, during
which the diameter of the rings progressively decreases, passing from 10 to 8
centimetres, up to the last series constituted by rings of the diameter of 6
centimetres. The knight that succeeds in inserting the three rings in the
smaller possible time wins the challenge. The neighbourhood that wins receive
the precious Palio, painted every year from different artists of
Every year there are held two tournaments
in the '' Campo de li Giochi '', the first one in June is the '' Sfida '' (challenge), and the second dictates of the '' Rivincita '' (revenge)
is in September.
During the days reserved to the show of
the tournament of the Quintana the city of Foligno becomes animated of medieval
life, thanks to the historical processions in custom and to the opening of the
taverns in the streets of the city centre.
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