Bolton East, Memphremagog, Estrie, Quebec, Canada

East Bolton is a Quebec municipality located in the municipality of Memphremagog in Estrie, 120 km from Montreal and 65 km from Sherbrooke. There is a chain of hills that runs through the municipality diagonally where several rivers and streams originate. It includes Mount Glen, the Missisquoi River Bolton Falls, many lakes, streams, valleys, ponds and wetlands. The first settlers (1808) established in the area that is called Bolton Centre, after there was a dismemberment, when Magog was formed as the West Bolton region, that is why the municipality of East Bolton now occupies just a quarter of the territory of the original territory of the canton, 81 square km. To see: St. Patrick’s Anglican Church (1874), rhe municipality Bolton-Est building (1867), Holy Trinity Anglican Church (1859) among others. It is a very quiet area, ideal for hiking, biking, fishing, camping and skiing. There are also many artists who settled in the region.

Tips

It’s a nice place for a family outing and to enjoy activities such as agritourism, visit the national parks you find in the area, visit the producers and taste local products such as cheese, ice ciders, wines and chocolates.
For a relaxing or romantic outing, enjoy the Bolton Falls Spa.

 

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San José, San José, Costa Rica

San José, founded in 1738, is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica. It is also the capital of the province of San José. The city is located in the centre of the country at 1,200 metres above sea level, on the plateau of the Central Valley, 130 km from Puerto Limón on the Caribbean coast and 115 km from Puntarenas on the Pacific coast. Surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, the city has a spring temperature in all seasons; between 18 ° C and 25 ° C. She is known for its old quarters: Amon, Otoya, and Soledad.with colourful varied and amazing wooden houses. Several museums worth a visit: the Museum of Gold, which is certainly one of the most beautiful jewels of Latin America; the Museum of Jade, with the largest collection of pre-Columbian America’s jade and the National Museum, which contains many pieces of sacred art and pre-Columbian objects, a room devoted to the Costa Rican civilization which tells the story of the country and a room that pays tribute to President Oscar Arias Sanchez, Nobel Peace Prize in 1987. To visit also: the Central Market, the National Theatre, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Church of Grace and the Church of Solitude.

Tips

If you like to buy crafts, there is a daily market on the Square of Democracy.
If you are with children, you can visit the Recreation Centre ‘El Pueblo’ that represents a Spanish village in the 1930s with characters in period costumes, dances and traditional attractions. You will find handicrafts shops, bars and restaurants.
If you want a good coffee while you enjoy the art exhibitions, go to the National Theater, you might know local artists exhibiting there.
If you want to spend a weekend as the locals, go to La Sabana Park, with its large pond and its many sports facilities, this park has all the ingredients for a good time, buy your snacks at a local store (pulperia) and enjoy the park.

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Palio de Legnano, Legnano, Milan, Lombardy, Italy

The Palio di Legnano is a popular event that takes place every year in Legnano to commemorate the eponymous battle fought on May 29th, 1176 between the troops of the Lombard League and the imperial army of Frederick I ‘Barbarossa’. The territory of Legnano is divided into 8 districts of historic challenge, the last Sunday of May there’s a horse race that closes the event, each of the eight districts is governed by a captain, a Grand Prior and a Castellana. Captains gathered in the College of Captains and the district, which has the function of coordinating the activities, actions and intentions of those. This college is chaired by the Grand Master of the Order of the captains and district. During the year, the districts, organize festivals, cultural events and folklore. The organization of the Palio is run by the Judicial Council of the Palio, which is formed by the Grand Master of the Order of the captains and district president, the Legnanese family and the Chief of Justice; who is the mayor of Legnano chairing the sessions who decrets, through a contract, the official start of the Palio. The historical parade through the streets of the city is formed by more than 1,200 participants in medieval costume. The show opens with a procession formed by the municipal bands that play music of military nature. Their members wear the uniform of their belonging musical body and carry the banner of the local council and it’s the one from Legnano which closes this part of the parade. The central part of the parade consists of all districts in medieval outfits, each of which travels along a theme; the neighborhood that closes this part of the parade is the one who won the Palio the year before. The historical parade then ends with the passage of the Northern League and his entourage that consists, among others, the death knights, ending at the stadium Giovanni Mari. The winner of the horse race; the district; has the right to maintain, in the church that is referenced, the Cross of Aribert of Intimiano, a plaster sculpture reproducing the cross of medieval origin; maintained by the district winner until the next edition of the Palio.

 
Tips

In the morning, the celebration begins with a mass in Saint Magno Square, with the captains of the Palio, the benediction of horses and jockeys who will run the Palio .
In the afternoon, you can watch the parade through the streets of the city.
The race takes place in the evening. Adults pay a ticket, but children under 6 years do not pay .
On the evening of Friday before the race, the Provaccia occurs, it’s a race that takes place with the same regulations of the Palio, with the participation of emerging jockeys. The Provaccia is preceded by another race in which take part, the young jockeys who ride ponies.

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