ONLINE! Siena's Palio: Pride, Passion & Pandemonium

Code: SL32202

Dates: May 19, 2021

Meets: 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM

Sessions: 1

Course Fee: $35.00

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Il Palio di Siena, a four-day cultural sporting extravaganza, culminates in the world’s most thrilling horse race. Experience its colorful pageantry virtually through stunning photographs taken in 2019. Author, lecturer and photographer Carla Gambescia will explore the fascinating history behind the race which lasts a mere 75- 90 seconds but represents the climax of a fiercely competitive all-consuming year-round rivalry between the 17 contrade (districts) of Siena. Carla will also highlight some of the beautifully preserved artistic treasures of Siena, where the Middle Ages seem to survive in the art and architecture as well as Siena’s contagious civic spirit.
Fee: $35.00

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Carla Gambescia

Carla Gambescia is the author of the acclaimed book La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A-to-Z, a rousing tribute to Italy, Italians and a culture that has contributed so much to the world. The book was the winner of the Silver Prize for “Best Travel Book of the Year 2019” awarded by the North American Travel Journalists Association. A native of Philadelphia, Carla is also a marketing executive, former restaurateur and avid traveler; she co-created the Giro del Gelato bike tour which won OUTSIDE Magazine’s Best Trip in Western Europe.

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