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Italian Tradition: The Palio in Siena

Date 07.01.2015

The Palio is a horse race organized by the Municipality of Siena that is held twice each year, on July 2 and August 16. Ten of the 17 “contrade” (city neighborhoods) of Siena run the Palio of July 2: the seven ones who did not run during the Palio of July of the previous year, plus three random from among the ten who ran it. The draw takes place on the last Sunday of May, similarly for the Palio of August 16, with the draw taking place on the first Sunday after the Palio of July.

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