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Ascoli Piceno, Italy: Photos of Medieval Parade and Joust

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Once a year, on the first Sunday in August in the lovely town of Ascoli Piceno, some 1500 citizens parade in 15-century garb through the town; then the whole town cheers the riders in a medieval-style joust, followed by celebrations into the night and fireworks.

Ascoli Piceno has a beautiful historic quarter and thousands of years of history. Location is in the Le Marche region, half-way down Italy's boot and 35 km inland from the Adriatic coast.

(Read more about Ascoli Piceno's medieval festival.)
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Photos of Ascoli Piceno, Italy - Medieval Parade, Lady in Gown with Train. Photo ©  Teresa Plowright Parade, Lady in Gown with TrainAscoli Piceno, Italy - photo of drummer in medieval parade. Photo ©  Teresa Plowright Parade, DrummerAscoli Piceno medieval parade - Standard-Bearer. Photo ©  Teresa Plowright Procession, Standard-BearerPhotos of Ascoli Piceno, Italy - annual parade in medieval streets. Photo ©  Teresa Plowright Procession, Long Street View
Photos of Ascoli Piceno, Italy -annual Quintana medieval jousting. Photo ©  Teresa Plowright Pre-JoustAscoli Piceno, Italy - annual medieval joust, photo of target ©  Teresa Plowright Joust, TargetAscoli Piceno - annual joust, galloping riders. Photo ©  Teresa Plowright Joust, Galloping RidersPhotos of Ascoli Piceno, Italy -dusk. Photo ©  Teresa Plowright Ascoli Piceno, Dusk
Photos of Ascoli Piceno, Italy -Piazza Arringo. Photo ©  Teresa Plowright Piazza ArringoAscoli Piceno, Italy, Photo of Piazza Arringo, Fountain ©  Teresa Plowright Piazza Arringo, FountainPhotos of Ascoli Piceno, Italy - Arches leading into Museum. Photo ©  Teresa Plowright Arch to Museum EntranceAscoli Piceno. Photo of museum see-through floor, ©  Teresa Plowright Museum, Floor Display
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