Palio di Siena, Tuscany
Until: 16 August
Where: Piazza del Campo, Siena, Tuscany
Official Website: http://palio.comune.siena.it/
The “Terziere of Città” includes the following contrade: AQUILA (Eagle), symbol a double-headed eagle, colors yellow with black and blue bands; CHIOCCIOLA (Snail), symbol a snail, colors yellow and red with blue bands; ONDA (Wave), symbol a swimming dolphin wearing a crown, colors white and blue; PANTERA (Panther), symbol a rampant panther, colors red and blue with white bands; SELVA (Forest) a rhinoceros bearing a huge tree, colors green and orange-yellow with white bands; TARTUCA (Tortoise), symbol a tortoise, colors yellow and blue.
The “Terziere of San Martino” includes the following contrade: CIVETTA (Owl), symbol an owl, colors black and red with white bands;LEOCORNO (Unicorn), symbol a unicorn, colors white and orange-yellow with blue bands; NICCHIO (Shell), symbol a seashell, colors blue with yellow and red bands; TORRE (Tower), symbol an elephant with a tower on its back, colors: dark red with white and blue bands; VALDIMONTONE (Ram), symbol a rampant ram, colors white and yellow with red bands.
The “Terziere of Camollia” includes the following contrade: BRUCO (Caterpillar), symbol a caterpillar, colors yellow and green with blue bands; DRAGO (Dragon), symbol a flying dragon, colors red and green with yellow bands; GIRAFFA (Giraffe), symbol a giraffe, colors white and red; ISTRICE (Porcupine), symbol a porcupine, colors white, red, black and blue bands; LUPA (She-Wolf), symbol the Roman she-wolf, colors black and white with orange-yellow bands; OCA (Goose), symbol a crowned goose with the Savoy cross around its neck, colors white and green with red bands.