Procession: the order of fashion shows is reversed. A unique allegory on the theme of concord is expected

The new Artistic Commission of Ente Giostra della Quintana, led by magistrate Luca Radi, has already been at work for weeks, and the first innovations are beginning to be outlined for the next June edition.

Among the first decisions, taken in concert with the same districts, was the reversal of the parade order of the great Historical Parade scheduled for Friday 14th before the Night Tournament.

The district that won the previous edition will have the honor of opening the cortege of the nobles, obviously immediately after the representation of Ente Giostra and the Municipality of Foligno.

A sort of ‘return to the origins’ that will allow the winning district in office to enter the Campo de li Giochi first.

Another innovative element will be the creation of a single allegory curated in synergy between the ten districts and the Artistic Commission itself, a show in the spectacle of the magnificent Baroque procession.

The theme chosen is that of Concordia, a theme that is often found in Foligno’s public life throughout history, and which has been relaunched by Quintana, a modern expression of the ‘concord of the whole town’ as the words of the Giostra di Giostra recite.

Without prejudice to the “right” for the winning district to propose the allegory of Victory.

To signal, again by the Artistic Commission, also a series of appointments called “The Quintana meetings” which will start on 03.21.2019 at 5:30 pm and will take place at the “red room” of Palazzo Trinci. The theme of the first meeting is, precisely, “The Allegory of Concord” in the history of art and will be attended by Dr. Alessandro La Porta (head of CoopCulture for the Umbria Region) and professor Rita Fanelli Marini president of the Orfini Numeister association.

The aim is also to raise the bar of quality increasingly in the context of the Historical Procession and of the collateral events, for this very reason a ‘Perfect figure manual’ has been proposed again in which the correct behavioral rules are indicated, the indications in the choice of the characters, the attitude to adopt and the tips on make-up, hair and accessories. A veritable vademecum that will be proposed to each single helper.

In this perspective, a “Pact for Beauty” was signed between the Artistic Commission and the representatives of the ten districts with a mutual commitment to take care of every detail.

(Italiano) Viaggio nella Foligno barocca

Saturday, January 26 at 15.30 there will be a guided tour to discover the ‘600 and the Baroque Foligno, including art, architecture, jousting and extravagance.

Foligno, due to its urbanistic qualities, differs substantially from the rest of Umbria, where an architecture with a medieval flavor triumphs. Città della Quintana, heir to a magnificent baroque heritage, houses some of the most important noble buildings in central Italy. This trip aims to make visitors discover important and valuable pieces of art and architecture.

The appointment is in Piazza San Domenico. First stop: Palazzo Brunetti-Candiotti today home of the Ente Giostra della Quintana, considered one of the most mature and ambitious examples of the Foligno’s typological tradition. Inside the Palace visitors will have the experience of the Quintana 4d Laboratory, an opportunity to experience first hand the great emotion of the Giostra, thanks to the use of new technologies and virtual reality.
Then there will be a visit to the Oratory of the Crucifix and to that of San Giuseppe, still today custodians of the past religious and social history of the city, as well as caskets of art.

The Central Committee elections

Yesterday evening, Friday 18 January, elections were held for the renewal of the highest levels of the Ente Giostra della Quintana of Foligno. As is now customary, the Council of 100 was hosted by the National Army Selection and Recruitment Center.

The electoral operations were carried out, in the utmost regularity, under the supervision of the Electoral Commission of the Ente Giostra della Quintana presided by the lawyer. Sandro Ridolfi.

As per regulation, the first “call” of the electors concerned the election of the President and Vice President of the Ente Giostra. Domenico Metelli, candidate for the Presidency and Rita Barbetti, candidate for the Vice Presidency, have passed the quorum of 76 votes (half plus one of the 150 councilors entitled to vote) provided for by the by-laws in order to access the highest offices of Quintana.

96 preferences, 18 blank sheets and 8 nil sheets for the election of President Metelli, 113 preferences, 7 white cards and 2 nil sheets for Vice President Barbetti. 122 voters.

Subsequently, the members of the Council of 100 passed to the election of the 8 magistrates who, together with the President, the Vice President and the Representative of the Priors, will compose the Executive Committee of the Giostra della Quintana for the next 4 years.

The magistrates are: Marco Bosano with 68 preferences, Lucio Cacace with 102, Simone Capaldini with 98, Mauro Carboni with 102, Alessio Castellano with 95, Maurizio Metelli with 100, Arnaldo Radi with 93 and Luca Radi with 97.

At the end of the evening, with the approval of those present, the board of Auditors was chaired by Claudio di Cesare and composed by Paolo Arcangeli, Paolo Pisello, Fabio Castellani and Sandro Giabbecucci.

The next appointment is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23 when, at the Council Chamber of the City of Foligno at 18.30, will be held the Official Ceremony of establishment of the new Board of the Ente Giostra della Quintana.

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