English: Palio is the name given in Italy to an annual athletic contest, very often of a historical character, pitting the neighbourhoods of a town or the hamlets of a comune against each other. Typically they are fought in costume and commemorate some event or tradition of the Middle Ages, and thus often involve horse racing, archery, jousting, crossbow shooting, and similar medieval sports. Once purely a matter of local rivalries, many have now become events staged with an eye to visitors and foreign tourists.
This category has the following 16 subcategories, out of 16 total.
- ► Palio di Legnano (31 F)
- ► Palio Madama Margherita (17 F)
- ► Quintana di Ascoli Piceno (19 F)
- ► Palio di Vallecorsa (4 F)
Media in category "Palios"
The following 13 files are in this category, out of 13 total.