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Siena’s Palio is coming! 2013 edition of the world-famous Horse Race

Summer is coming, Siena’s Palio too!

Once again, Siena is ready for welcoming thousands visitors coming from every corner of the world who come to Italy for marveling at such a great yearly event taking place in Piazza del Campo, the famous shell-shaped square in the wonderful Tuscan town.

The first appointment of the Palio, the famous, yearly horse race, is scheduled On Tuesday 2nd July, and will see the 10 contradas (districts) of the city in a hard challenge. But how old is the tradition of the Palio? Just think that the borders of each contrada date back to 1729!

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