We watched as the contradaioli, (the district inhabitants) gathered, and the boys and young men, dressed in the traditional white, green and red costumes, practiced their flag waving and seemingly incessant drumming. Follow the link to find out more! http://mikestravelguide.com/what-to-see-in-siena-contrade-celebrations/
Readers' rating: 93.2 (tie)Settled first by the Etruscans and then by the Romans, this Tuscan hill town spent 400 years of its history as an independent republic. Siena is legendary for the Piazza del Campo, the city’s central square that has remained largely unchanged since the 13th century
Palio (2015)A young jockey must beat out his former mentor in the iconic horse race, the Palio. Arriving June 30 #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/2016/05/111721/netlfix-arrivals-june-2016#slide-76
Visita il sito dell'autore per l'evento Palio di Asti, Asti (Asti) -- This is similar to il Palio in Siena, but later in the year on 16 September. Cooler weather, perhaps fewer tourists? Another Italian horse race is in my future!