Tag Archives: Giraffa

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 … Continue reading

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Palio video – August 16, 2011

So what happened exactly? It seems that the Torre horse developed a cramp midway in the race and you can actually see him laying on the track as Giraffa comes around the final bend for the win.  I didn’t even … Continue reading

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Post Palio dinner at Piazza del Campo

The Piazza goes from racetrack to outdoor cafes within about 45 minutes of the Palio ending.  It is amazing! Linda, Sarah (a young Canadian girl) and I had dinner at “Liberamente” which is right near the starting post.   The … Continue reading

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The Palio! Giraffa by a neck!

Actually, by much more than a neck! Fedora is the name of the winning horse, Giraffa is the winning contrada! As the horses rounded the track for the third and final time they headed into the most dangerous curve of … Continue reading

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The Palio – YouTube video

You can see by the crowds in the attached video that Il Palio is a major event, with limited capacity.  I don’t even want to hint at the price of a balcony position I will likely buy. From what I understand, … Continue reading

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