About the Palio Straodinario
Apart from the two traditional races, held in July and August, the city of Siena welcomes a special edition of its worldwide-famous Palio. This special edition of the Palio was born to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Following a well-established format ten horses and riders, bareback and dressed in the appropriate colours, represent ten of the seventeen contrade, or city wards. As a tradition, the race is held in the central Piazza del Campo, in the beating heart of Siena and can be attended for free by the wider public. Please note that no chairs are provided, the first who arrives gets a place. Those who wish to admire the race from a privileged position can book a place at the nearby balconies.
The event features various side events which include parades of the members of the contrade and flag exhibitions held by the winner of the Palio after the end of the race.
Tickets and Information
Access to the event is free of charge.
The event is held in Siena (in the region of Tuscany)
[370km from Milan]
The award for the winner – the Drappellone – is presented on 14 October at 5.15pm.
The first trial races are held on 16 October at 10am and at 5pm.
The race is held on 20 October at 5pm.