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San Secondo

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  • Asti
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 05/03/2016

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This Gothic church is dedicated to Asti's patron saint, believed by some to have been decapitated by the Emperor Hadrian on this very 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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Piazza San Secondo, south of Corso Vittorio Alfieri, Asti, Piedmont, 14100, Italy

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  • Mon.–Sat. 10:45–noon and 3:30–5:30, Sun. 3:30–5:30

Published 05/03/2016


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