Religious Horse Benediction in SIena (From the series 'Palio di Siena')

By Michele Ardu

Siena is most famous around the world for Palio, a breathtaking bareback horse race in the main city square. It's all about courage, strategy and faith. Twice a year 10 different city districts, called "Contrade" compete against each others fully represented only by an horse drawn by chance and a chosen Jockey. Few hours before the dangerous race, the horse and the jockey receive a suggestive, intimate and moving benediction in the church of their Contrada.

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