Tag Archives: how many contradas are there in Siena?

Siena Palio – which contradas are racing on 2nd July 2016?

The Siena Palio horserace in Tuscany is world famous. Let’s have a look at which contradas are racing on 2nd July 2016? Continue reading

Posted in Siena | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Siena. Contrada life.

Paris has its arrondissements, New York its blocks, and Siena has its contradas. But a contrada, or district, is not just a geographic designation within the city’s historic walls, it is much, much more serious than that. It is life … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Festivals, History, Siena | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments