The Palio in Siena
This event dates back to the days when Pontius Pilate was flogging cheap roadside Greek sandals on the Appian Way.
It's cool because:
- It's run in the city square.
- Each horse.rider combo represents a district of the town.
- Insults fill the air like the aroma of cat pee at my sister Stella's condo.
- The riders ride bareback.
- The event is cause for many feasts and celebrations.
- The USA nannies would never allow such a race in... say... Detroit.