July 2, 2023 Palio of Provenzano: Who will Run? The following ten contrade will compete in the July, 2023 Palio, in the order in which they were extracted (drawn): Aquila (Eagle) - carried over from 2022 Giraffa (Giraffe) - carried over from 2022 Selva (Forest) - carried over from 2022 Onda (Wave) - carried over … Continue reading Palio Races of 2023: Who’s Running
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Palio Races of 2022: Who Ran and Won?
August 16, 2022 Palio of the Assumption Here's an overview of the ten contradas (contrade) that will compete in the August, 2022 Palio, in the order in which they were extracted (drawn). Please see Extraction of the Contrade post for more background on the process): Tartuca (Turtle) - carried over from 2019 Lupa (She-Wolf) - … Continue reading Palio Races of 2022: Who Ran and Won?
UNBRIDLED SPIRIT: The Untold Story of the 2018 Extraordinary Palio in Siena, Italy
Now available in paperback and ebook at numerous global online retailers. I am pleased to announce the release of my second book about Siena, the contrade, and the Palio, as of March 2020. This is available through a wide variety of retailers around the world (and on Amazon, of course). The ebook is also available, … Continue reading UNBRIDLED SPIRIT: The Untold Story of the 2018 Extraordinary Palio in Siena, Italy
Daily Schedule of Palio Events
The daily events and rituals associated with the Palio are (usually) on a fixed schedule that is predictable from one Palio to the next. A useful overview of the four days of the Palio is found here: Palio Time Schedules. Here is my own version of the typical schedule (below), based on my personal experiences … Continue reading Daily Schedule of Palio Events
What exactly is the Palio?
Excerpt adapted from my book, Living the Palio (It's already written, so I'm happy to share it here.) The ten horses and jockeys preparing for the start of an evening trial in Piazza del Campo, for the "Extraordinary Palio" of October 2018 Through centuries of successive governments and external influences, Siena’s prized annual horse race, … Continue reading What exactly is the Palio?