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Siena. Contrada life.

Paris has its arrondissements, New York has its blocks, and Siena has its contradas. But a contrada, or district, is not just a geographic designation within the city’s historic walls, it is much, much more serious than that. 1,245 more words

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Full speed ahead with galloping passion at il Palio

Mark not only the 16th of August 2014 in your agenda of things to do in Tuscany, but also the run-up to the 16th from the 13th onwards! 231 more words

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Piazza del Campo. Travel Theme: Meeting Places.

A Piazza is the quintessential meeting place. It is interesting to reflect upon the role of the Piazza in Italian history;  meeting place, site of political unrest, market place, home to festivals and sagre as well as musical and theatrical events, the piazza plays a central role in the communal life of all Italians today. 174 more words

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