Palio di Siena Date

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Piazza del Campo" continues to be used nowadays for the acknowledge Palio horse race which is one in all the most famed popular Italian manifestations. It takes place each year on July two and August sixteen. The Palio is run to celebrate the miraculous apparition of Blessed Virgin|The Virgin|Blessed Virgin|Madonna|Jewess|mother|female parent} Mary close to the recent houses that belonged to Provenzano Salvani. The holy apparition was therefore known as "Madonna di Provenzano" in whose honour the very initial Palio was run on August 16, 1656. The Palio was the primary the primary time in 1701 in honour of the "Madonna dell'Assunta" the celebrated and Advocate of Siena through all the tragic events since she protected the Sienese militia at the famed battle of Monteaperti on Sep four, 1260, against the Florentines.

The Palio could be a historical laic tradition strictly connected with the origin of the Contradas of Siena (districts into institutions the town is divided). The Contradas area unit spectacular agonistic institutions every having their own government, oratory, coat of arms, appellations, sometimes titles of nobility, emblems and colors, official representatives, festivities, patron Saints, with protectors, delimited territories and population that encompass all those people that were born or live among the topographic limits of the district, consistent with the proclamation issued by Violante beatrice of state on january seven, 1730, at that time, instructor of the town.

Originally, there have been about fifty-nine "Contrade"; now solely seventeen remain, 10 of that take part in the historical pageant and in the race at each Palio (seven by right and 3 drawn by lots).
Here could be a list of their names, emblems and colours sorted into "Terzi" or "Terzieri" (in olden times the town was divided into 3 sections called: "Terziere di Città", "Terziere di San Martino" and "Terziere di Camollia")


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