Il Palio by Francesco Cito

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© Francesco Cito / Panos Pictures..Siena, Tuscany, Italy. The Palio. ..'Canapino', a retired jockey who won the Palio a number of times, takes a young horse to visit the grave of Leonardo, one of the most successful horses in the history of the race...Twice each summer, the Piazza del Campo in the medieval Tuscan town of Siena is transformed into a dirt racetrack for Il Palio, the most passionately contested horse race in the world. The race, which lasts just 90 seconds, has become intrinsic to the town's heritage since it was first run in 1597...