1992 Photo Contest, Sports, 2nd prize

Gianni Giansanti


01 January, 1991

Local hero, Salvatore Ladu, nicknamed Cianchino, after winning the race. The Palio is an opportunity for Tuscan young men to show their prowess. The horse race lasts only about 75 seconds, but the prestige earned by the winner is immense. Each of Siena's ten neighborhoods chooses its own 'knight', who does his utmost to prove himself worthy of the honor.

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Gianni Giansanti

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