The Palio dell’Assunta is a historical horse race that takes place in Siena, Italy, twice each year on July 2 and August 16. The Palio dell’Assunta is a deeply ingrained part of the culture and history of Siena, and has been held annually since the Middle Ages. The race is held in the Piazza del Campo, the main square in the center of the city, and features a series of bareback horse races between different neighborhoods, or contrade, of Siena. The Palio dell’Assunta is a fiercely competitive event, and the winning contrada is celebrated with great fanfare and pride. In addition to the horse races, the Palio dell’Assunta also includes a range of other activities and events, such as parades, religious ceremonies, and feasts. It is a major tourist attraction, and attracts visitors from around the world.