14 Dec Palio of Siena – famous italian horse race – photogallery
If you have never been in Italy with this post I will give you one more reason to visit it. Or perhaps, you already know about this historical manifestation.
Siena is the antic and very beautiful town in Tuscany ( in italian Toscana) . Palio of Siena (in italian Palio di Siena) is a horse race held twice in year on July 2 and August 16 .
Palio Horse Racing – represent historical ( first Palio was in 1656) competition between the districts of the city of Siena.
Each district has its own emblem and colors in which it can be distinguished during the demonstrations, rallies and competitions. Ten horses and riders, bareback and dressed in the appropriate colours, represent ten of the seventeen Contrade, or city wards.
A magnificent pageant, the Corteo Storico, precedes the race, which attracts visitors and spectators from around the world.