Many towns in Le Marche celebrate their medieval legacy
A lot of the local towns celebrate their medieval identity by organising a
Palio. A festival, in which medieval life is recreated and games such as jousting and tug-of-war are played between different areas of the same town.
Our local commune town, San Ginesio also stages a reenactment of the battle it fought, and won, against Fermo in 1377.
The most impressive Palio, the Quintana
, is staged in Ascoli Piceno. Our own small hamlet of Cerreto organises a festa around the second weekend in September. Fun and games include a duck race in which the
winner takes his duck home and a roulette game in which it is possible to win, among other lesser prizes, a lamb or goat - yes, this is a farming community!