Tag Archives: The Palio

Post track activities

Linda and I killed the rest of the afternoon walking around, having a glass of prosecco, visiting Antonio at his little specialty food shop, etc. At about 6:30 we headed back toward the Piazza to watch the first “prova” (test). … Continue reading

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The Palio! Assigning the horses

Saturday afternoon at 1:00 sharp, the captains of the contrade oversaw the assignation of the horses. The crowd was thick!  This is when the contrade luck can be won or lost depending on what horse is drawn! All of the … Continue reading

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The Palio! Choosing the horses

Saturday morning a group of us from school met with our guide, Serena, at 8:30 to head to the Piazza del Campo for the first major event of the Palio, determining which horses will compete in the race. Ultimately only … Continue reading

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