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San Secondo

San Secondo Review

This Gothic church is dedicated to Asti's patron saint, reputedly decapitated by the Emperor Hadrian on this same spot. San Secondo is also the patron of the city's favorite folklore and sporting event, the annual Palio di Asti, a colorful medieval-style horse race that's similar to Siena's. It's held each year on the third Sunday of September in the vast Campo del Palio to the south of the church.

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  • Address: Piazza San Secondo, south of Corso Vittorio Alfieri Asti, 14100 | Map It
  • Phone: 0141/530066
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10:45–noon and 3:30–5:30, Sun. 3:30–5:30
  • Location: Asti
Updated: 03-06-2013

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