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Palio of Siena TOMORROW!

We are very excited about the running of the Palio tomorrow in Siena, Italy!

Here are the 10 contrade (or wards) that will be running in the historic race: Torre (tower), Nicchio (shell), Civetta (owl), Valdimontone (valley of the ram), Leocorno (unicorn), Oca (goose), Pantera (panther), Selva (forest), Onda (wave), and Tartuca (tortoise).

There are 17 wards total and ten of them run in each race. They are chosen in part by their ranking and previous runnings as well as lottery.

In case you’re not familiar with the Palio, check out this page for a great backgrounder on this thrilling competition.

We’ll be posting the winner and hopefully a video of the race tomorrow!

Stay tuned!

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