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Experience the Famous Palio Horse Race in Siena
With over five centuries of history, the great Palio Horse Race, held on 2 July and 16 August 2018, is a city wide competition that peaks with a explosive horse race celebrated by the entire city. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the 17 Contrade, all with fierce rivalries, cheer on their horse in a frenetic 3 lap race around the El Campo. Compliment your stay in Florence with other day trips exploring the Tuscan region, including Siena, San Giminiano, Chianti and Pisa.