L'Ardia: Ancient Horse Racing Festival in Sardinia

Maybe you're looking for a European festival that hasn't been all gussied up for the tourists. If you're traveling in the summer in Italy, check out the town of Sedilo in the heart of Sardinia. It puts on a horse race and festival like you've probably never seen before.


One of the biggest festivals in Sardinia is L'Ardia di San Costantino, commemorating Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge in 312, where Constantine is reported to have seen a flaming cross inscribed with the words "In this sign thou shall conquer."


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