Palio di Siena horse race is the most famous and most ritualized in the world. It takes place every year under rules dating back to 1721 in the heart of the city, the Piazza del Campo. During the clash of races jockeys (Fantini) from different parts of the city, the contrade. The horse wins the race wins the banner of silk hand painted, the palio, which gives its name to the race. The palio has two races in honor of the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the city: the first on June 29 to July 2 and August 13 to 16 August the second. During the Palio, Siena and its inhabitants will vibrate for this event: ceremonies, banquets and parties for several successive days! The stands surrounding the Campo are booked at least 6 months in advance.
From 29-06-2017 to 16-08-2017
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