What the Return of the Palio di Siena Means to Locals

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 09:56
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Imagine it’s July 2, 2022, and you happen to be in Siena. Screams echo and tears well up in the eyes of people around you. Faces appear almost deformed by passion. Majestic creatures parade through the city. Shivers overtake you and your skin tingles. What you are experiencing is not a scene from a Fellini film. It’s real life. It’s the Palio, and it’s back after three years.  Prior to July 2, the last Palio was on August 16, 2019.  And it’s a big event, even bigger than it used

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