Tag Archives: 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

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Where is the best place to propose in Italy?

Italy has a reputation for romance and romantics. From Romeo and Juliet, to Puccini’s operas, to the legendary Casanova, Italians are clearly a passionate lot. And Italy is packed with romantic locations too. Historic hilltop towns look out over rolling … Continue reading

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Siena Palio – which contradas are racing on August 16th 2015?

This weekend the historic city of Siena will once again lay down the earthen racecourse in its famous Piazza del Campo and finalise preparations for the 2-minute long Palio di Siena horse race on Sunday 16th August. (Update : due to … Continue reading

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10 Essential Italian Destinations

Let’s face it we all have Italy on our bucket lists, don’t we! In fact, for me Italy is my entire bucket list! I love everything about it – the history, the beauty, the music, the language, the people, the … Continue reading

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Siena Palio – the runners and riders on July 2nd

Each July centuries of history and feuding come to a head in the first of Siena’s 2-minute long Palio horse races – the second is run in August. 10 Anglo-Arabian horses gallop 3 times around the main piazza in a gladiatorial contest watched by … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Orange

Orange. The only word I know that doesn’t have a rhyme. But what it lacks in poetry, it makes up in vibrancy, cheeriness and warmth. Who can be sad watching a sandy summer sunset? Who could be glum with a … Continue reading

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Guest Best Bits of DreamDiscoverItalia

I recently had the pleasure of a guest spot on Best Bits Worldwide, a travel blog run by a lovely friend of mine. Susan is an American living in London and travels widely, blogging about the best bits of her … Continue reading

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