The touch of the sun, the colours of the different contradas, the gold of the sand, the preparation of the audience, the chatter, the cheers, the intense atmosphere as the horses make their entrance, restless, bearing the costumes of the contradas, violently pawing at the ground.
Silence falls, the atmosphere is heavy, the light changes as a steamy sunset starts to take hold. There is just so much at stake and an anxiety slowly fills the Campo. A gunshot as the white flag drops, the palio has started. Enjoy our weekend filled with the atmosphere of the past. This is an adventure to be experienced and savoured.
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