PLUS is giving you the chance to make your overseas experience even more unique. On the 2nd July and 16th of August one of the biggest events in Italy, The Palio Horse Race in Siena is up there with "La Tomatina" and "Running of the Bulls" in terms of "must see's" on the backpacker itinerary. The event takes place in Siena (strangely enough). Share the passion and atmosphere with the locals as Siena's main square is transformed into make-shift race track as different quarters of the city battle it out to claim the all important bragging rights they crave. For more info on day trips and accommodation packages during this period- check out the "PLUS tours" section on the PLUS Florence page.