Palio dei Dieci Comuni at Montagnana
Another piece of local history is the Palio (or horse racing) at Montagnana. The races are held between the 10 historic communities of the ancient “Sculdascia” Montagnanese and are tests of stamina, strength and sheer nerve.
In a very medieval set up each jockey is accompanied by a delegation complete with costumes, banners and much pageantry. The jockey’s ride bare back which makes the whole thing much more interesting as the rider and horse must work together flawlessly. After the race there is a huge party with medieval food and fireworks to top it all off.