It is tradition to eat in the streets during the Palio, every Contrada closes one road in their District for everyone except their own people and everyone takes part. 28 more words
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Since I last wrote things in Siena have been nuts, of course all induced by the famous Palio that takes places twice a year. A tradition stemming from medieval times, the Palio di Siena consists of a grueling horse race around the Piazza del Campo where 10 of the 17 contradas (neighbourhoods) take part. 946 more words
Yesterday I stood in the shade and cried a little as I listened to men singing together in the street.
I am on holiday in Siena with my son J, during the run-up to the Palio, an extraordinary bareback horse dash around the massive Piazza del Campo which takes place every 16th August, and has done for many hundreds of years. 254 more words