Getting ready for the Palio!

Here are some more snapshots taken in Siena during preparations for the last Palio in July. (You can read, if you'd like, my blog post about it here!)

These shots are mostly of the little contradaioli, the little kids of each neighborhood who get free bleacher seats for the trial runs (and intensive socialization in their neighborhood fanaticism!)

Want to see more? The next Palio will be run Aug. 16!


The Passionate Palate said...

Fantastic and fun photos Michelle! Thanks for sharing. I've always wanted to see the Palio but the crowds look overwhelming. Have fun.

planettom said...

Check it out:

James Bond is going to the Palio!