Watch the exciting Palio di Siena horse race in Tuscany, Italy live on the internet

Crowds pack the square in anticipation of the Palio di Siena

The second of the famous Palio di Siena horse races this year, on 16th August in Tuscany, Italy will be shown live on the internet.

 Anyone should be able to watch this fantastic event around the small square in Siena, thanks to the tourism organisation of Tuscany. They will show a live stream on their website during the day.

The excitement starts 3 hours before the evening race with the pageant and build up to the race. See the local people on show in their colourful medieval costumes, then the riders and their horses  parade in front of over 25,000 people packed into the tiny arena.

You can feel the atmosphere and tension between the rival jockeys  as the start of the race approaches. The afternoon ceremony will be shown live from 16-50pm, with the race starting at 19-00pm.  Note: Be ready for the start as the race lasts less than 2 minutes !

Read more about the race here:


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