Photographer's Note

The palio of the Argentario, also called Palio Marinaro of Argentario, held every August 15 in Porto Santo Stefano, the capital of Monte Argentario. It consists of a rowing regatta (4 rowers and 1 coxswain) pitting four boats, called "guzzi" (goiter Classic) (each boat has the name of a wind, Mistral, Grecale, Libeccio, Scirocco) representing the four districts of the town : Croce, Fortezza, Pilarella and Valle. The teams compete for the Palio, a distance of 4,000 meters, divided into 4 lanes, marked by buoys, making 5 turn off and 4 to turn the ground. (It turns out to be one of the longest rowing race in the world). Before the game each ward decorate a wagon (like Carnival), with a different theme each year, the competition and the party are heard all over the country participating more actively in the event

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Additional Photos by Valter Palone (bayno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
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