Siena Palio

Extra Palio in Siena Will Commemorate 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI

An Extra Palio – Palio Straordinario – will be run in Siena on 20 October 2018.

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What’s On in Italy: July

July is the time for music, and there are tons of festivals throughout Italy this month to keep all kinds of music lovers happy. Some of the best are highlighted below. There are also a few big feast days/events celebrated…

What’s On in Italy: June

June is the month when Italy explodes with festivals, concerts, sagre, and more as summer gets underway. Starting it all off is Republic Day on June 2. Look for a military parade and a tricolore flyover of military jets in…

Mille Miglia - 1000 Miglia

Mille Miglia Vintage Car Race

The Mille Miglia, a vintage car race that makes a loop from Brescia to Rome each May, has been on my radar for almost a decade. This year, I finally got to see the spectacle as the cars paraded down…

Mimosas for sale for International Women's Day (La Festa delle Donne)

La Festa Delle Donne – International Women’s Day in Italy

Italy celebrates International Women’s Day – La Festa delle Donne – with mimosas and a free museum day.

She Wolf in the Capitoline Museums

Natale di Roma: Rome Celebrates Its Birthday

This post is about the birth of Rome, not about the birth of Christ. Both occasions use the word “Natale” in Italian. For posts about Christmas in Rome and Italy, click here. Most city foundation stories are pretty straightforward. But…

Leocorno Horse Blessed Before Palio

The Best Ever In-Depth Video of Siena’s Palio

Inspiration always seems to find me when I’m not looking and that is exactly what happened as I settled in to watch a few minutes of television last night. Lucky for me, I clicked over to Kenny Mayne’s Wider World…