The Palio of the Districts
place on first Sundays of August, during which Borgo San Martino
on various fields, from the equestrian runs to
the afoot runs. The most representative among the challenges of the Palio is
that named '' Of the Unfaithful Dame
'' in memory of a bloody event
happened in Nocera Umbra
in 1421. Orsolina
, wife of Ser Pietro
, saw her own honour covered with mud by the accusation to have
woven an adulterous relationship with Nicolò Trinci
, member of the noble
family of Foligno
. The chronicles narrate that Ser Pietro didn't exactly
maintain a English behaviour in learning the news, so that he invited in his
own possessions some representatives of the family Trinci, killing them while
sleeping. It seems that the only one who escape the ferocious revenge of the
betrayed husband was Corrado Trinci
, who, collecting a conspicuous army,
attached Nocera Umbra.
The Palio of the Districts is preceded by
a historical procession in medieval custom along the city roads, among dancing
parties, music and gastronomic stand.
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