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Palio in Siena

The Palio horse race is a very colourful, exciting bareback horse race around the dirt-packed Piazza del Campo, Siena’s main square, that takes place every July 2 and August 16. The race has been run every year since 1644 and is really worth a trip. At each one, 10 of the 17 contrade of Siena (the districts) compete for the palio, or banner, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Read the full article…