Camping Holidays in Tuscany & Elba

Palio Siena Horse Race

Palio Siena Horse Race

A tradition since the 14th century, for the people of Siena the Palio horse-race is a matter of life and death. Ten bareback riders clash in a frenzied 90-second dash around the huge Piazza del Campo. Races are held on the 2nd July and the 16th August every year. This is a very popular event so arrive early in the day to ensure that you don't miss out on the action! The event was cancelled in 2020 for the first time since WWII, due to the pandemic, but it's scheduled to make a return for 2021.