For once let's start right at the end. The video of the final horse race of Siena's Palio says more than a thousand words about this incredible event. An event some English speakers still call 'the Polio of Siena'. No worries guys. Siena's Palio is indeed infectious, but I can assure you it's no disease. Impressive isn't it? And to think that th e whole thing lasts for just over a minute; albeit a spectacular minute. Now here's a confession: I've been living in Tuscany for the last 12 years without ever making it to Siena's Palio - until last Saturday that is.