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- proper noun A
horse racethat takes place regularly in the main squareof Siena, with horses and riders representing the " contrade" of the city
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The Palio di Siena is a patriotic rivalry in which representatives from the 17 contrade (districts) of Italian city Siena race horses while dressed in colors and garb from their respective areas.
Twice a year, almost without fail since the mid-1600s, the Palio di Siena has been held in the Piazza del Campo in the centre of the medieval town
Palio di Siena runnings that take place each year, and some are more intimate - but either way they make great and unique vacation snapshots as well as help to give you a peek inside the Italian culture.