Originally conceived for paying tribute to Saint Joseph - patron of woodworkers - the Palio celebrations start on the 14th of March with the taverne - inns - openings and continue throughout the following week with propitiatory dinners held in the various contrade (village quarters) participating in the competition - the donkeys race -  held on March 22. On the same day, there will also be a parade with people dressed up in historical costumes, flag throwers and drummers.

Originally conceived for paying tribute to Saint Joseph - patron of woodworkers - the Palio celebrations start on the 14th of March with the taverne - inns - openings and continue throughout the following week with propitiatory dinners held in the various contrade (village quarters) participating in the competition - the donkeys race - held on March 22. On the same day, there will also be a parade with people dressed up in historical costumes, flag throwers and drummers.

Palio di Casole d'Elsa in Tuscany

Palio di Casole d'Elsa in Tuscany

The famous Palio of Siena horse race #siena #palio a wonderful historic event in Piazza del Campo #ilovetuscany #tuscanyexperience #wonderful #art #chiantilife #igers #igerssiena #igersitalia #igerschianti #tuscany #toscana #instapic #instacool #instagood #instamood #instadaily #picoftheday #volgotoscana #volgoitalia

The famous Palio of Siena horse race #siena #palio a wonderful historic event in Piazza del Campo #ilovetuscany #tuscanyexperience #wonderful #art #chiantilife #igers #igerssiena #igersitalia #igerschianti #tuscany #toscana #instapic #instacool #instagood #instamood #instadaily #picoftheday #volgotoscana #volgoitalia

Sea "Palio" of Argentario. #maremma #tuscany #sea #eventi #events #tradizioni #traditions

Sea "Palio" of Argentario. #maremma #tuscany #sea #eventi #events #tradizioni #traditions

Are you travelling in Tuscany? Have you always dreamed of visiting Siena during the Palio? Find out how you can make the most of this historical race with Tuscany Now!

Are you travelling in Tuscany? Have you always dreamed of visiting Siena during the Palio? Find out how you can make the most of this historical race with Tuscany Now!

Palio Marinaro dell’Argentario: the historic rowboat race on the southern Tuscan coast

Palio Marinaro dell’Argentario: the historic rowboat race on the southern Tuscan coast

Experience the Palio di Siena Horse Race Festival in Italy

Experience the Palio di Siena Horse Race Festival in Italy

The parade before the Palio, Castel del Piano. #maremma #tuscany #events #eventi

The parade before the Palio, Castel del Piano. #maremma #tuscany #events #eventi

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