The “Palio di Siena”: a horse race and much more

Siena Palio horse race Mounted Carabinieri police charge

The Palio di Siena is a horse race that takes place twice yearly, on July 2 and August 16, in Siena, in which ten horses and riders represent ten of the seventeen  city districts  (in Italian: Contrade). The Palio is one of the most popular and spectacular Italian events.  Continue reading “The “Palio di Siena”: a horse race and much more”