Il palio di Siena

Twice a year, in the city of Siena, there is the Palio, July 2 in honor of the Madonna of Provenzano, and August 16, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Participate in the Palio 10 of the 17 Contrade that make up the districts of Siena, which are located inside the medieval walls, and rotation, alternating from one year to another and from the ten who participated in the previous Palio, are drawn at random three of them, to match the 7 participating by law.