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Siena was still buzzing Wednesday after one of its most popular districts won the historic Palio bare-back horse race Tuesday night, taking local minds off a year of scandal at its storied bank. The city's newly elected centre-left mayor, Bruno
2 July 2013 0 View comments A priest of the Contrada of Wolf leads a horse-blessing ceremony in the church of Saint Rocco prior to the Palio horse race in Siena The square is covered with sand named 'tufo' before the racers take to the course The
At the Carolina Inn, Christmas dinner starts with smoked trout and horseradish potato salad, moves on to braised Brussels sprouts and chestnut spoon bread, then finishes with the culinary knockout punch of slow-roasted prime rib au jus...On
Animal rights campaigners are calling for an end to the famed Palio bareback horse race in Siena after six of 10 horses crashed during the latest edition. The LAV animal rights group said Friday the accident on the first curve of
A massive collision at what may be the world's oldest continuous horse race caused 60 percent of the participants to wipe out. The dangerous Palio of Siena bareback race around the hairpin curves of the Tuscan city of Siena's main piazza Palio has
The contrada di Valdimontone neighbourhood association emerged victorious in Thursday's Palio di Siena horse race as crowds of onlookers and fans cheered on bareback jockeys running laps around the central square of the Tuscan town at breakneck speed.
15 August 2012 It was a parade full of pageantry and precision to mark a horse race which has been contested in Italy for centuries. Until things went just a little wrong for this unfortunate rider...A member of the Italian military police officer is
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Almost every year without fail since the mid-1600s, 10 riders will compete bareback on July 2 and August 16, around Siena's shell-shaped central square in a bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child.
Get summaries of the top business news from a global perspective Sample Oca supporters rushed the track after the victory, congratulating the horse, whose name was Mississippi, and hoisting its jockey Giovanni Atzeni on their shoulders. Atzeni,