“A FOOL IS ONE WHO ADMIRES OTHER CITIES WITHOUT VISITING ROME.” - Francesco Petrarca -   Arguably one of the most pivotally important cities in ancient history, Rome's enduring influence spans 2,500 years from the legend of its creation by the first king Romulus and his defeated twin...

  The Siena Palio is as much a celebration of culture and history as it is horserace. Bareback riders tear through the ancient streets, each representing their districts as they compete for civic pride! Taking place since 1633, the Palio is steeped in medieval tradition and the...