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…

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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…

And the winner is…

Siena, Palio, originally uploaded by pedro prats. Contrada Leocorno won the second round of this year’s Palio. So they will have bragging rights until next July. Auguri! By the way, some spectators at the August 16 event noticed that Daniel…

One More Chance to See Siena’s Palio

palio.siena, originally uploaded by muzungu. If you missed Siena’s Palio horserace, held on July 2, you are not out of luck. The Contrada dell’Oca, the winner of the first of this year’s races, has the rest of the summer to…