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Divine Guidance in Siena

By Linda Tancs

The avid horse player is likely to pray at the betting window to break even.  In Siena, Italy, divine guidance is a central part of the race during Il Palio, the signature horse race taking place in the city each year on 2 July and 16 August.  Today’s event honors Madonna of Provenzano; on 16 August the competition honors the ascension of the Virgin Mary into Heaven.

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