Tag: Il Palio

Venice Carnival

Time. The main ingredient needed to create, evolve, erode and adapt. To create tradition, habit, ritual and culture. What’s cultured yoghurt? Old yoghurt. What’s cheese? Old cultured milk. What’s fine wine? Old fermented grapes.

Horses fly past

What is Il Palio (The Palio)? Held annually on 2 July and 16 August to honor the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven, the first official race happened in 1656 with the Siena ‘contrade’, or districts, vying aggressively for their horse to win.