Italian Stallion
Palio di Siena is more than just a horse race, is an institution and the highlight of the year in Tuscany.

Having spent the summer in southern Europe, I returned home with a profound understanding of the expression “Italian Stallion”. The stereotype of a confident, suavely charming, slightly and frequently over-the-top southern European male is alive and well - nowhere more so than in Italy. The expression “Italian Stallion” and everything in between – confidence, aggression, courage, pride and passion – surely has its origins in the twice-annual Palio di Siena horse race.
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