What does the word Palio mean? And who are the artists who design the Palio banner?
Palio

What does the word Palio mean? And who are the artists who design the Palio banner?

Above: Artist Alessandro Grazi’s “drappellone” for the July 2, 2007 Palio. Image via Pabel of Florence’s Flickr (Creative Commons). The winning contrada (ward or neighborhood) of each Palio, Siena’s famous horse race, takes home the highly coveted drappellone, a banner like the one in the photo above. The word drappellone comes from the Italian drappello … Continue reading