Friday, June 02, 2006

Istice contrada, Siena


The istice (hedgehog or porcupine) contrada is one of Siena's 17 contrade or neighborhoods. From July 2 and August 16, Siena is where the famous Palio horse race takes place. It is a well known fact that Italians feel more attached to their towns and cities than Italy on a whole, but in Siena this goes even farther: everyone for their contrada. I haven't ever seen the palio in Siena or Asti because I hate huge crowds of people pushing each other, but supposedly it is an event not to miss.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Elitre said...

Hi, I've just read your post. If you're interested in Siena (and its Palio) take a look at my blog with pics, a link to see the last Palio movie (free) and to watch July's one. Ciao...

Elitre, http://ilpaliodisiena.splinder.com
(Ps. If you like it, please feel free to link to me.)

2:03 AM  
Blogger M. A. Leal said...

Beautiful picture! You are quite talented!

1:15 AM  

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