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TRADITIONAL PALIO DI ASTI, NORTH OF ITALY
The history of the Palio di Asti or "Palio Astense" tells of a fascinating and very important event for the city.
The Palio was born in the moment of maximum commercial, social and economic expansion of the city.
The first written texts about the Palio date back to 1275, when Giovanni Ventura narrates the episode a few years earlier (1264),
however, in those years the Palio was already customary.
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