Author(s): John Hunt
Palio is a richly illustrated celebration of the legendary Italian horserace. Showcasing specially commissioned photography, epic film stills and rare archival images, Palio is Italy in microcosm. This authoritative volume shows not only the civic ritualism and rich symbolism of this extraordinary event, but how "the game" is played both on and off the racetrack. For the "assassin" jockeys and the passionate Sienese - il Palio e vita - the Palio is life. The Palio movie will launch worldwide in October 2015.
The Palio movie will launch worldwide in October 2015.
John Hunt is an Irishman with a boundless passion for creating and storytelling. Described by the Financial Times as 'a renaissance man and serial entrepreneur', he has active and diverse interests in art, commerce, education, food, philanthropy, technology and wine and has been an aficionado of the Palio for over twenty years.
The Palio; Foreword; Introduction; An 800-Year Old Race; The Contrade; The Drappellone; The Festival of the Palio; Countdown to the Race; The Day of the Race; Horses and Jockeys; Palio-inspired Culture; Facts and Figures.