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Palio di Siena
Photo ©Janus Kinase

Palio di Siena: all the things you need to know

Discover Italy's most famous horse race

What is a contrada?

Valdimontone contrada
Valdimontone contrada - Credit: Dimitry B.

When does the Palio take place?

Siena, the city of the Palio
Siena, the city of the Palio - Credit: p.s.v.

Who can take part in the race? How does it work?

Before the Palio
Before the Palio - Credit: Janus Kinase

What’s the prize?

Drappellone from July 2007
Drappellone from July 2007 - Credit: pabel of florence

More about the race

Before the Palio
Before the Palio - Credit: Janus Kinase

Where to watch the Palio

Where to watch the Palio
Where to watch the Palio - Credit: Janus Kinase
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