What is the Palio di Siena?

Information and history of the Contrade of Siena

It’s one of the most celebrated events in Italy and famous all over the world. The Palio di Siena is a competition between the city’s seventeen Contrade (neighbourhoods) of very ancient origins.

On this page, you will find all the information related to Siena’s great historical and religious events including secrets, trivia and anecdotes. As well as the tradition and rules of this race that attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world every year in the summer.

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