Ferrara, [L] Italy, Palio [24"x24”]


A palio is a competition for a large flag covered with intricate stitching. Dating to 1259, the Palio di Ferrara is one of the oldest in Italy, a massive event with flag tossing and horse races taking place on the last Sunday in May. Medieval parades and performances begin in March and run every weekend leading up to the palio.

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