The Palio is the most important event organized in the city of siena bad takes place every year on July 2 and August 16. In the Palio, different “Contrade”, or the zones into which the city is divided, challenge each other in a passionate horse race in Piazza del Campo
Siena is divided into 17 district: Aquila, Bruco, Chiocciola, Civetta, Drago, Giraffa, Istrice, Leocorno, Lupa, Nicchio, Oca, Onda, Pantera, Torre, Selva, Valdimontone, Tartufa, Pantera. The Contrade that compete are 10 of zich 3 are extracted. Before the official race, 6 tests are carried out, one in the morning and one in the late evening. Jockeys always ride barback. The Price of the Palio is the so-called “drappellone”, or a canvas that is painted by a different Artist each time.
The Palio is undoubtedly a unique opportunity to experience all the warmth and passion of the city Siena. If you have the opportunity to participate in the Palio race, we reccomend that you do not miss it, because it will be difficult for you to participate in such exciting celebration again.