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Siena before the storm

2 July and 16 August are two dates burned into the memory of every good citizen of Siena. These are the dates on which the Palio is held, the famous horse race held in the Piazza del Campo. The Art of Leisure will introduce you to the life of the fans during the days leading up to these dates: you will see the Sienese hanging up their standards, preparing for the festival and making predictions and bets on the winner. A guide will accompany you through the streets in the city centre and explain the history, the traditions of this fascinating, centuries-old event.