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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 97 ART AROUND THE WORLD

Il Palio or Palio di Siena

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.

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Siena’s Piazza Del Campo, the site of the Il Palio.

 

Held in the Tuscan city of Siena every year during the dog days of summer, the 17 ...

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