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ASSISI, UMBRIA Home of Saint Francis, Assisi is one of the most beautiful towns we have visited during our time in Italy. It is not a short trip from Lucca, Italy, but it is a scenic one by train. 663 more words

Trip of a Lifetime VI : Siena Tuscany 2010

Following on from our wonderful few days on Cinque Terre, we arrived in Tuscany, via a few train changes.

Siena is the home of the famous Il Palio horse race around the Piazza Del Campo.  395 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


Il Palio: Sweat and Glory

Ciao my pets! Today I want to talk about an event that I attended at the beginning of this month, one that I have wanted to be a part of for over three years: Il Palio. 1,579 more words


Il Palio: The Medieval Details

So what is Il Palio? In short, it is a medieval horse race that has been taking place since the 15th century.

However, a more thorough explanation is warranted. 575 more words

Divine Guidance in Siena

By Linda Tancs

The avid horse player is likely to pray at the betting window to break even.  In Siena, Italy, divine guidance is a central part of the race during… 37 more words


We Went for the Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Kelsey, Katie and I stopped by the Carrboro Farmer’s Market last Saturday for a leisurely morning of freshly cut flowers, artisan bread, ginger and mint lemonade, free samples and the most glorious chocolate chip banana bread from… 153 more words