What a glorious day for attending the Palio 2015.
Such a thrilling experience at Siena Palio Race along with the build up to this 700 year old historical event. With only 2 Palio dates a year on the 2nd July and the 16th August.
We are blessed to be here today and to be invited to attend one of the most spectacular shows of all Italy.
Although known the world over for its architecture, proud population, and vibrant party spirit, Siena is perhaps best recognized for its famous Palio di Siena horse race. Held twice each summer, “Il Palio” is a 90-second bareback dash around the enormous Piazza del Campo – a competition that has occurred every year (save for one during World War II) since the first stallions lined up in 1656. Prior to that, participants rode buffalos. Seriously.
The morning of the competition begins with a special mass to bless the riders and horses, followed by a colorful parade that ends in the Campo for the 60,000-plus spectators. Each contrade’s participant enters the square around 3:30pm, but the main processional does not get going till around 5pm, when a pageant of flag throwers dressed in medieval garb parade through the Piazza bearing the colors and symbols of their districts. As the riders enter, the air fills with cheers, whistles, and songs while the horses are coaxed, cajoled, and pulled into position. The race itself usually begins around 7pm, though the actual start time depends greatly on whether the skittish mares feel like lining up in the first place.
Three laps around the Campo – a mere 90 seconds later – and the race is over. But the party has just begun.
*all above writing has been taken from ; HERE
Let’s party in a style.
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Sunglasses from me at £2.00
DRESS – here