Palio degli asini (Premosello-Chiovenda)
Period
15/08/2021

To mark the feast day of the Assumption, every year on 15 August Premosello celebrates the exciting Palio degli Asini, or Donkey Contest, which since 2018 has been officially recognised by the Piedmont Region as an event of historical and cultural interest. First held in the mid 1900s just for fun, the summer event is now a recurring and hugely popular contest for adults and children alike: the streets of Premosello are decked out in the colours of the various villages taking part in the contest.
Every year, the town’s much-anticipated race draws in a large audience; in the morning, during Holy Mass, all the jockeys taking part in the race receive a blessing. But this all leads up to the high point in the afternoon, with the race against the clock along a 350-metre track, which they repeat five times, followed by the road race.
But the donkeys are not always so obliging or cooperative for their jockeys, so don’t be surprised to see riders faltering at some point, or to find yourself giggling at this unique, entertaining event!

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Families with children
Everybody
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Villages
Culture, traditions and folklore
IAT di Mergozzo
Corso Roma, 20
28802 Mergozzo (VB)
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