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Il Palio di Siena: A Medieval Experience

Flag throwing. Marching parades of men costumed in doublets, hose, and caps drumming ancient songs.  Spur of the moment street chanting. Trumpets and bugles singing with merriment and spirit. 792 more words

Sneakers in Italy? A Day at the Palio.

Trailing the petite Italian woman, we navigated our way up the stairs, through narrow hallways and in to the fresco adorned rooms of the historic Palazzo Pubblico in Siena.  938 more words