Ready, Steady…Go!!! Palio di Siena Starts Again

The countdown is finally over: in Siena, everything is ready for the famous Palio di Provenzano, the yearly horse-race which will be held in Piazza del Campo on Thursday 2nd July.

But we remind you that from today on, preparations have started in order to offer a lot of initiatives and events which will take place in the days preceding the race.

In fact this morning, horses will be drawn in order to assign one of them to each of the seventeen contrades of the city, which on next Thursday will challenge in Piazza del Campo.

Three laps around the picturesque square in a well-groomed and marked race course which reveals the long and beloved history of the Palio di Siena.

The winning Contrade will be the one whose horse, with or without jockey, will get before and win the famous Drappellone or Palio, which every year is designed by a special artist.

This year, the Drappellone is a work created by Eugenia Vanni, an artist coming from Siena.

So, on Thursday 2nd July, you cannot miss the Palio di Provenzano…And remember that the next appointment with the Palio di Siena is scheduled for 16th August.

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