storia-contesa-del-secchio

Sant’Elpidio a Mare – The legend has it that, during the late Middle Ages, in Sant’Elpidio a Mare there was scanty water.

So, to avoid the daily hubbub of the women at the well located in the main square, it was held a game where the four town districts (San Giovanni, Sant’Elpidio, Santa Maria e San Martino) had to take part with a team of 6 players.

The winner team could get the water from the well first. It has been celebrating, every year on the second Sunday of August, since 1953.

La Contesa del Secchio – Sant’Elpidio a Mare