Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Palio of Asti Medieval Festival

*Image used with permission from Wikimedia Commons

As described on Wikipedia, the Palio di Asti is an Italian festival of medieval origin that ends with a bareback horse race. Today, it is an annual parade of some of the most opulent and beautiful medieval costumes and people I've ever seen.
Take a look at this Flickr gallery!
and from another year.