• Short Summary

    Big crowds - estimated at 100,000 - packed the beautiful main square of Siena, Italy, July 2, for the traditional Palio horse race, dating back to the 15th century.

  • Description

    Big crowds - estimated at 100,000 - packed the beautiful main square of Siena, Italy, July 2, for the traditional Palio horse race, dating back to the 15th century.

    Before the race, a ceremonial procession, made colourful with medieval dress. Near the front are the banners dextrously thrown into the air and caught by the banner carriers: then comes the horse-drawn carriage bearing an altar, and following this, the heralds with their silver trumpets.

    The starter's gun is fired, and the race breaks forth in full fury. No holds are barred in this 3-lap scramble for the winning post, saddles are "out", and if a competitor falls off, the horse alone can go on to win. Competitors represent different districts of the city.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6PJ6QJ6Q6TJUACST19B0XQZL0
    Media URN:
    VLVA6PJ6QJ6Q6TJUACST19B0XQZL0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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