Palio di Asti – Asti horse race – is a traditional festival of Medieval origins.
Originally it was held in May during the patron saint San Secondo festivities but since 1967 it takes place on the third Sunday of September.
This year the Palio di Asti will be held Sunday in Piazza Alfieri. The day will start with the blessing ceremony of horse and jockey, followed by an exhibition by flag throwers from the A.S.T.A. (Association of Traditional Flag Throwers from Asti).
In the afternoon, from Piazza Cattedrale will start of the historical procession with more than one thousand people in medieval costume. The parade is led by the winner of the previous edition of the Palio.