Palio buddies

As I walked home Wednesday afternoon / early evening I came across a lot of Giraffaioli!

My landlord told me that Giraffa and Oca are good friends so they were invited over to Oca’s headquarters for a celebration.  He said that the horse, Fedora, was there too but I obviously missed him.  He said that they had painted his hooves gold!

I wonder when the poor horse gets to back to just being a horse.  They have all been so crowded and hugged and kissed on it is a bit crazy!   Fedora most of all, naturally!

I must say, though, that the red and white colors of Giraffa along with a grey horse and black and white Palio banner are really just lovely together!

It is also nice that the July and August Palio winners are buds!

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About Sophia la Vespa

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