Posted by: Debra Kolkka | March 25, 2018

Faces at the Palio dei Somari

I have been again to the Palio dei Somari in Torrita di Siena. It is a donkey Palio. I came 2 years ago and loved it, so I came back, this time just the day of the race.

I have taken lots of photos and will show you more in the next few posts. I will start with some of the interesting faces at the Palio. Some are familiar from last time.

Palio dei Somari 2018

Palio dei Somari 2018

Palio dei Somar 2018

Palio dei Somari 2018

Palio dei Somari 2018

Palio dei Somari 2018

Palio dei Somari 2018

 

Palio dei Somari 2018

Palio dei Somari 2018

Some of the people have changed teams and colours, but the show was just as spectacular as last time…see Faces at the Palio

 


Responses

  1. I get the feeling that you never get tired with festivals like this.

    Like

    • I don’t. I love the costumes, the spectacle and the effort that goes in to putting on the show. I also like the good natured crowds that gather to watch.

      Liked by 1 person

      • My cousin is an active participant in the Pescia Palio. I think that one is in early September.

        Like

  2. How fun and you have captured some beauties!

    Like

  3. Wow…. what a genetically blessed community!! Are the donkeys similarly handsome?!! Jx

    Like

    • I just added a donkey photo which I forgot to put in. I suppose you could say they are good looking. They are certainly well cared for.

      Like

  4. It’s quite some spectacle!

    Like

    • It is an amazing event. It was freezing this year. 3 hours standing in a cold wind takes its toll.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Well done for sticking with it!

        Like

  5. HI Debra, The last shot is a classic.How transformed the woman in the green hat becomes when she smiles! The detail in the costuming is amazing.And I still love, love, love the first shot in last years post. That child. The Italians can be so melodramatic, can’t they. Keep going to the Palio so we can see it as well. Louise

    Like

    • I love the theatrics of the event. People become completely caught up in the moment.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Such a handsome group of people and the costume 😍. Love a bit of drama

    Like

  7. Wonderful costumes and photos!

    Like

  8. How fabulous! I would love to attend this or a similar festival! What beautiful, handsome faces, donkey, too! 😀

    Like

    • You really need to go for the whole weekend, as I did last time, to see all the events.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. I would love to attend this . being on a donkey would be the best of best.

    Like

  10. Looks like a fun event, Beautiful costumes….the Italians do it very well.

    Like

  11. Oh I love the donkey !!! He is very handsome … lovely eyes!! Probably a vicious little beggar!! Jx

    Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Categories

%d bloggers like this: