Palio di Siena: everything you need to know

Jun 26, 2022 542

Anyone who has visited Tuscany during the summer has surely already heard of the Palio di Siena. It is indeed the most famous historical horse race in Italy. Although it is not an event organised to attract tourists, if you are on holiday nearby, you absolutely cannot miss it! Find out everything you need to know about the Palio with us.

As its very name suggests, the Palio is held in SienaTuscany. It is an annual event, the most deeply felt by the local population. It is held on the dates of 2nd July and 16th August. The Palio consists of a horse race, held in Piazza del Campo. On this occasion, the various Sienese Contrade, i.e. the areas into which the city is divided, compete for victory.

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