Contents

Table of Contents (Expanded for 2015!)

Preface

Acknowledgements

Foreword (by Dario Castagno)

PART I: LEARNING CURVE

  • CHAPTER 1: Not Enough Tuscan Sun
  • CHAPTER 2: Siena from Above
  • CHAPTER 3: Discovering the Palio
  • CHAPTER 4: Life in the Contrade
  • CHAPTER 5: The Magic of Fontebranda

PART II: FEELING AT HOME

  • CHAPTER 6: Mixing it Up
  • CHAPTER 7: Test Pilots
  • CHAPTER 8: First Contact
  • CHAPTER 9: Building Confidence
  • CHAPTER 10: Prova Generale

PART III: PALIO DAY

  • CHAPTER 11: A Tough Decision
  • CHAPTER 12: Myth of the Republic
  • CHAPTER 13: Underdog
  • CHAPTER 14: Victory Tour
  • CHAPTER 15: Goose Chase

PART IV: CONVERSATIONS (added chapters from 2015)

  • CHAPTER  16: Midnight Contrada Run
  • CHAPTER  17: Panthers
  • CHAPTER  18: From the Palchi
  • CHAPTER  19: Foul Play

EPILOGUE

PHOTO GALLERY

GLOSSARY

ENDNOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

An outdoor Caterpillar contrada dinner in their garden area.

An outdoor Caterpillar contrada dinner in their garden area.

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