A dip in the heart of the many Sienese in Piazza del Campo: after two years of stop imposed by the pandemic, their beloved Palio returns, with the 10 districts that will compete on July 2 for the career dedicated to Our Lady of Provenzano.
Before the pandemic, the Palio di Siena it had been cancelled only on August 16, 1723 for the death of the grand duke Ferdinand II of Tuscany, in 1855 for acholera epidemicthen last century in 1940 and 1944 due to the Second World War. “This party that scans the times of the year in Siena has been missed so much; everyone needed their party” said the mayor of Siena Luigi De Mossi. “Already after the presentation of the banner, a common and collective feeling was felt” he added.
There Contrada della Chiocciola he won the second test, with Giuseppe Zedde known as Gingillo on Zentile, in view of the Palio di Siena on 2 July. At the start, the Contrada del Bruco had an excellent starting point and kept the lead until the second corner of Casato when the Chiocciola arrived and kept the first position until the end of the third lap.
It was there district of Valdimontone instead to win the first test of the Palio di Siena in view of the Career on 2 July. The test was preceded byunprecedented exhibition of the State Police Mounted Fanfarewho performed the Hymn of Mameli.
The horse-jockey pairings decided in the afternoon after the assignment of the horses to the districts were made official: Antonio Mula on Vitzichesu in the Valdimontone; Giovanni Atzeni called Tittia on Uncle Frac nel Drago; Carlo Sanna known as Brigante on Schietta nell’Istrice; Jonatan Bartoletti called Scompiglio su Viso d’Angelo in the Tower; Elias Mannucci known as Turbine on Una per Tutti in Pantera; Andrea Coghe known as Tempesta su Volpino nel Leocorno; Enrico Bruschelli known as Bellocchio on Reo Confesso in the Lupa; Stefano Piras known as Scangeo on Uragano Rosso in Bruco; Giuseppe Zedde known as Gingillo su Zentile in the Chiocciola; Valter Pusceddu known as Bighino on Vankook in the Civetta.