National Geographic : 1934 Aug
() National (eograptnc society Naturai olouir rnutogapi y ,iuigi rcuciaiiu A BANNER-PENNON IS THE PALIO WINNER'S PRIZE Around Siena's crowded public square, each August, 10 rival horses race and clatter, the jockeys belaboring each other with whips. On the banner appear the image of Santa Maria Assunta, the black and white shield of Siena, and, below the Roman wolf, a panorama of the medieval city. POMEGRANATES FOR SALE ALONG THE ARNO Crossing the river in giant strides inthe background isthe historic Ponte Vecchio, the covered upper gallery of which links Florence's renowned storehouses of art, the Pittiand Uffizi Palaces. Goldsmith and jewelry shops project on stilts from the sides ofthe 600-year-old bridge.