Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from July, 2011

SIENA'S PALIO AND HOW TO OVERCOME YOUR CLAUSTROPHOBIA

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.