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We are such Stuff as Dreams are Made of

The Italian word “Palio” can be applied to many different events. The most common use of the word is in the “Palio of Siena”, the famous horse race which takes place in the central fantailed and sloping square of this city between the various contrade or districts (all seventeen of them) at different times. 898 more words


An Italian "Bucket List": #50

I’m often asked what I think are the “must-dos” for lovers of Italy, so I’ll be counting down 50 items on an Italian “Bucket List” – please tell me what’s on yours! 60 more words

The Palio 2014

Hubby and I have just returned from our second holiday in three weeks. I could get used to a one week on one week off kind of flexitime. 900 more words

Family Life

Il Palio di Siena: A Midievil 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

The Palio di Siena

Probably dating back to the XIII century, the Palio di Siena is a horse race held twice a year (on 2 July and on 16 August) in Siena. 90 more words


Il fiume Pescia

La Pescia  è un torrente lungo circa 25 chilometri che attraversa la parte occidentale della Valdinievole, in provincia di Pistoia. Il ramo principale della Pescia nasce a  1000 metri sui monti della Svizzera Pesciatina, e più precisamente presso Femmina Morta nel comune di Marliana  e confluisce nel… 137 more words

Ponte Buggianese

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