Did anyone read Marguerite Henry’s book Gaudenza, Pride of the Palio as kids?
Basically, the Palio is a race through the streets of Siena in Italy. Each neighborhood in the city sponsors a horse. The jockeys ride bareback.
Well, then, enjoy this real-life look at the Palio of Siena. (There is a crash at the beginning that I understand is not typical, and everyone bounces up, just as an FYI.)
4 thoughts on “Palio di Siena”
Of course I read it! I was watching the video, thinking it was not as bad as I expected, and then that super corner came up and then there was another one, and then I remembered they had to go three times around… that was pretty exciting, thank you! One day I will go there…
I read all the Maguerite Henry books!
Have you watched the Palio documentary on Netflix. From watching that, I’d say that crash is very normal. Most of the movie was crash recordings. It’s a crazy race. But it’s amazing how they all just hop up and carry on.
whoa. Those were some hairpin turns!