|DAY 97||ART AROUND THE WORLD|
HORSERACING, ITALIAN STYLE
Like many contemporary rituals, the Italian traditional horse race Il Palio is steeped in ancient rites, religious mysticism, and good old-fashioned pageantry. If you get a chance to witness this spectacle, be prepared to be swept up in the colorful display of a centuries-old tradition, dating back to medieval times.
Held in the Tuscan city of Siena every year during the dog days of summer, the 17 ...