Advertisement

Scenes from the Palio di Siena horse race in Italy(10 images)

The Palio di Siena is a traditional horse race that has been held twice a year for 500 years. Jockeys representing the 17 sections of Siena, Italy, take part in a three lap-bareback race. Here are some scenes from the year's second race, held on Wednesday.

Jockey Giovanni Atzeni, known as Tittìa, riding There Contrada del Leocorno, wins the Palio di Siena on August 17, 2022. Photo by Rocco Spaziani/UPI
License photo | Permalink


Riders carry the Palio, which goes to the winner of the race. Photo by Rocco Spaziani/UPI
License photo | Permalink


Jockeys get ready to compete in the historical horse race. Photo by Rocco Spaziani/UPI
License photo | Permalink


Jockeys make a turn. Photo by Rocco Spaziani/UPI
License photo | Permalink


Advertisement