Tag Archives: Oca

Palio pantaloni!

This is now tied as my favorite photo opp of the trip (along with the old people lined up on the bench in San Quirico Val D’Orcia). These are the tights that the Oca contrada members wore in the Palio … Continue reading

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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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The party days are over

The Oca headquarters seems to have shut down for the season!  As they won the July Palio they are not participating in the August Palio and it seems that the celebration days have officially ended!  I mentioned in an earlier … Continue reading

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All things “Oca”

As a reminder, I am staying in the “Oca” (goose) contrada.  Attached are some photos of how the people in my neighborhood adorn their residences with “Oca” bits and pieces. Same across the world, be it Manchester United or an … 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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