The races take place on July 2nd and August 16th. The competing districts and their appropriate horses are: Aquila, Bruco, Chiocciola, Civetta, Drago, Giraffa, Istrice, Leocorno, Lupa, Nicchio, Oca, Onda, Pantera, Selva, Tartuca, Torre and Valdimontone. In English these are: Eagle, Caterpillar, Snail, Owl, Dragon, Giraffe, Hedgehog, Leocorn, Shewolf, Shell, Goose, Wave, Panther, Beast, Tortoise, Tower and Ram.
Each of the districts of Siena has its own identity and past. Each has its own headquarters, unique colors that distinguish them and above all, a fountain: seventeen of these are scattered throughout the city and carry the symbols of each of the districts in which they are housed.
The districts become the focal points for a brilliant Sienese Summer. They are transformed into open-air works and are incorporated into the artistic and historical heritage of Siena, entertaining for tourists and residents alike.
Siena and its fountains: one of the many attractions to feast on this summer and a reason to prolong your stay in the land of the tuff stone.