Il Palio

This morning, we had the final event of our program-long competition: Il Palio! The official Palio, a horse race between different neighborhoods of the city, takes place in Siena every year. Our final race was up at the base of La Rocca. Each team, or "contrada," chose a runner who had to skip, powerwalk, and run around the track. For the final leg of the race, the rest of the contrada had to carry their runner to the finish line. The Chiocciola contrada won the footrace, but we will learn the final results of the competition tomorrow after lunch. Enjoy some pictures from the day below! For the rest of the day, they had free time or did final work for tomorrow's showcase. 

Also, enjoy a couple of photos from one of last night's faculty dinners!