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The site of an old Roman forum where the Palio is run twice a year. It is in nine segments reflecting the authority of the council of nine and symblolizes the protective folds of the madonna's cloak. A setting for Bullfights. executions and now the twice yearly Palio a bareback horse race first recorded in 1283. The jockeys represent Siena's 17 districts. A colourful pageant.