Postponement of the Palio di Siena to July 3: Here Are All the Details

Piazza del Campo Palio di Siena

The traditional Palio di Siena, initially scheduled for yesterday, Tuesday, July 2, 2024, has been postponed to today, Wednesday, July 3, due to adverse weather conditions. The decision was made by the city administration, in agreement with the Deputies of the festival and the Captains of the ten participating Contradas.

Details of the Day on July 3

Today’s schedule is as follows:

  • 5:10 PM: Clearing of the track.
  • 6:50 PM: Victory Flag-Waving in front of the Palazzo Pubblico.
  • 7:00 PM: Horses exit from the Entrone in the Courtyard of the Podestà.
  • From 5:40 PM to 6:40 PM: Via Dupré will be open for access to the Piazza until the maximum allowed capacity is reached.

The Rain and the Postponement

Yesterday afternoon, rain began to fall on Piazza del Campo just as the ten Contradas had already been called to the ropes by Mossiere Bartolo Ambrosione. The bad weather made it impossible to hold the race safely, forcing the organizers to postpone the event. The order of the Contradas established yesterday will be maintained for today’s race.

Experience the Palio in Siena

The Palio di Siena is one of the city’s most fascinating and heartfelt events, attracting thousands of visitors each year. The horse race, which takes place in the beautiful setting of Piazza del Campo, is the culmination of days of festivities and celebrations that involve the entire community. Today will be an unmissable day for anyone who wants to experience the authentic Sienese spirit, among centuries-old traditions and the excitement of a unique race.

Despite the postponement, the festive atmosphere still permeates the city. Visitors will have an extra day to immerse themselves in the local culture, explore the beauties of Siena, and savor the typical Tuscan cuisine in the numerous restaurants and trattorias in the area.

For both Sienese citizens and tourists, the Palio represents a moment of great participation and passion. The Contradas, with their distinctive colors and symbols, will compete today in a race that promises to be exciting and full of emotions.

So get ready for an evening of great spectacle and tradition. The appointment is for today, Wednesday, July 3, to experience the thrill of the Palio di Siena together. Don’t miss it!


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