This year, the Palio of Madonna di Provenzano very intense and very unusual. The mossa lasted one hour and a half - one of the longest we have ever experienced - caused by the strong personality of Tartuca's horse Tornasol: she categorically refused to align at the starting rope. Even the very experienced fantino Enrico Bruschelli aka Trecciolino was unable to control the nervous horse, forcing the Palio committee to expel Tartuca from the race! When the sun already set and the public streets lights already started to switch on, the race finally took place with a great performance of Jonathan Bartoletti on Sarbana, Giraffa's horse, chased with great effort from Aquila. Bartoletti aka Scompiglio is now a hero in Siena, this is his third consecutive Palio vicotry, after last year historical performance in Lupa, and his fifth in total. We can't wait to see the next challenge on the Palio of August 2017!
Madonna di Provenzano, Luglio 2017
Torre and Selva are proud to get the Palio for 2015 season
The Palio documentary movie introduces you to the complexity of the race... Which is not really (only) a horse race!