Piazza del Campo

Move over Grand National, Italy has its very own legendary horse race. It takes place biannually on the oval-shaped piazza in the heart of handsome Siena. On a dusty track that’s laid between the medieval palazzos and cappuccino cafes, 10 riders compete to bring the honor home to their contrade (city ward). A warning: The Palio isn’t for the faint hearted. High speed and hard fought, you’ll need some serious moxie to see it through.

Move over Grand National, Italy has its very own legendary horse race. It takes place biannually on the oval-shaped piazza in the heart of handsome Siena. On a dusty track that’s laid between the medieval palazzos and cappuccino cafes, 10 riders compete to bring the honor home to their contrade (city ward). A warning: The Palio isn’t for the faint hearted. High speed and hard fought, you’ll need some serious moxie to see it through.

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