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So here we have the main building on il Campo, the famous piazza of Siena where il Palio is held each year (last picture).  Il Palio is an old horse race around the piazza – each horse/team represents a specific medieval section of the town.  It looks very intense in pictures.  (Ferrara hosts one at the end of May as well – it is the oldest in Europe.)  But we decided to climb up the tower (my idea – Hillary didn’t want to do it but she was glad in the end).  (taken 7.1.2015)

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