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  • proper noun A horse race that takes place regularly in the main square of 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.

    The Escapist : Latest News

  • 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 - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • 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.

    Italy Travel Guide


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