Palio of Siena

The twelve districts of Siena are at combat in a race that perfectly resembles the spirit of this extraordinary city. The Palio race, with its horses and jockeys, dates back to the 13th century and is a manifestation of independence, pride and strength of glorious medieval times.

The two races take place on July 2nd in honor of the Madonna of Provenzano, and on August 16th on the day of the Assumption. Discover what drives the participants to give it their all – a once in a lifetime event not to miss!