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Alba's Palio degli Asini

There are few things more Italian than a Palio; A city’s borghi, or boroughs, competing against each other in a winner-takes-all bareback horse race around the piazza, the only prize being a year’s worth of bragging rights over their neighbours. 776 more words

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Thần thánh Palio di Siena

Palio di Siena vốn dĩ là một cuộc thi đua bò (bufalate), sau đổi thành đua lừa (asinate) và cuối cùng là đua ngựa không dùng yên, được tổ chức lần đầu vào năm 1656 ở quảng trường Piazza del Campo nổi tiếng. 2,560 more words

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New on 500px : Contrada Della Chiocciola marching by engintan by engintan

Chiocciola is situated in the south-western corner of Siena; traditionally, its residents worked as terracotta makers. Chiocciola’s motto is “With slow and deliberate steps, snail leaves the battlefield triumphant.” 7 more words

The Palio of Siena splits...

The Palio of Siena is the life of the Sienese people over time and in different aspects and feelings.

It has ancient origins with some regulations still valid since 1644, the year in which the course was the first prize with horses, as well as still happens in unbroken continuity. 54 more words

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