Palio Tour

Palio Tour

Dedicated to the Palio horse race, one of the most famous horse race in the world, run in the main square, piazza del Campo. The first evidence of the Palio dates back to 1238, but it is even older than that. The 17 contrade districts are city neighbourhoods. A kind of little States inside the city, they take part twice a year – on 2 July and 16 August in the Palio. Every contrada (district) has its own rules and church. In the local Contrade museum, the trophies won over the years can be seen together with other works of art. Fantastic history of victories and rivalries, the Palio is still the heart of the city.

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