La Corsa “Palio di Siena 16 Agosto 2017”

Not a highly competitive race but a top-point competition that looks at the Palio Marian beauty dress that is the perfect rebirth symbol for a whole county crowd. The Palio of Siena is synonymous with victory and regeneration. I understood it in the silence that anticipates the race, which in no way is different from the threshold that divides a world from that within which it is reborn. In the silence flowers all hope of life and victory. A silence that is the suspension of heartbeats; Shortly afterwards, the galloping of horses marks the heartbreaking heartbeat of a whole square coexisted like the tuff’s sand she is dressed. It is a turbine of unbeatable strength and emotion, but within the precise boundaries of a track that is one of the rarest in the world. In this beauty amateur the voices of jubilation are a “Wave” of happiness that is called victory. It’s the Palio of Siena!

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Momenti di Palio Siena 16 Agosto 2017

The face of the Palio of Siena is that of the emotions of those who animate it. The Peoples of Contrda are the voice and color of an event that paradoxically has little outside and much interior. I have seen and perceived in the eyes of man and woman the strength of passion and the most genuine feeling, in a word I saw the life of the Sienese souls offered to the Palio as the tuff offers compactness to the hoofs of the strongest horses Beautiful of a race. A year of preparations and hopes consumed in the joy and tension of a handful of a few days, those who preceded the race, in the photos I took, I first defined the photos of a timeless sacred rite: Il Palio di Siena.

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Corteo Storico Palio di Siena 16 Agosto 2017

The historical procession from the origins of the Senesi parties precedes the Palio race as a solemn civic, historical and triumphal choreography. The central point of the Court is the passage of the carroccio, modern counterpart of the triumphal chariot of the Republic on which it is hoisted  il Palio di Siena.

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La Carica del drappello dei Carabinieri a cavallo Siena 16 Agosto 2017

The Charge is a whirlwind of swords between the swarms of shriekers underlined by the cry “Pastrengo!” In memory of the heroic battle of Pastrengo of April 30, 1848. Since 2009, an officer does not mount in Piazza. The return to tradition, coupled with the innovation given by the presence of a woman commander, is to represent a further tribute to the city of Siena and its wonderful celebration, further strengthening the extraordinary bond between the Weapon and the city of Palio. It is worth remembering that the carabinieri have an important part in the choreography of the day with the horse carriage in high mountain, which is cleaned in Piazza with an inspection tour that, as said, in galloping. “La Nazione”

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