Italy's Greatest Palios

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 28 Jun 2024

Jackie's latest guest article for US online magazine Sixty & Me looks at some of Italy's most spectacular festivals. Dating back to medieval times, Italy’s Palios traditionally involved horses or other animals in a competitive racing challenge but, over the years, have adapted to include other elements that range from jousting to barrel rolling. Today, visiting a Palio, or being in town during the run-up to the event, is a wonderful way to mingle with locals and get an insight into Italian culture.

You can read the full article here.