Events in Rome

Piazza di Siena 2016 84°

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ROME Piazza di Siena from May 25, 2016 al May 29, 2016 Piazza di Siena takes its name from the city of origin of one of the most ancient and noble families of Rome: the Borghese princes. Was conceived and enthusiastically promoted Prince Marcantonio, at the end of the eighteenth century, he commissioned the architects Mario and Antonio Asprucci a new space, able to recall the memory of the places dear to him. His great desire, in fact, was to revive, in the city of Rome, the atmosphere of traditional folk festivals and horse races that took place, since the Middle Ages, in Siena. The prince, however, died before he could see accomplished his purpose. Piazza di Siena's debut in equestrian competitions in 1922. In 1926, the EIF included the Roman competition in the international agenda and has since the official numeration of the CSIO of Rome. After two editions hosted Hippodrome of Villa Glori and a third in those of Parioli, with 1929 horse show returns to Piazza di Siena where tutto'ora takes place. In what is considered one of the greatest and most celebrated public parks in the capital, extraordinary events were held for the Italian horse riding, unforgettable challenges in exceptional protagonists. Just think of Alessandro Bettoni Cazzago or brothers Piero and Raimondo d'Inzeo or Graziano Mancinelli and numerous other pioneers of this noble sport. The appointment with the horse show was only interrupted from 1941 to 1946, during World War II. In 1960, when Piazza di Siena hosted the routine tests of the Olympic Games in Rome, the CSIO has been moved to Turin. In 1998, however, the Official International Competition has given way to the World Equestrian Games and also Piazza di Siena has given the scepter at the Flaminio stadium. In 2000, however, has had his revenge by hosting two CSIO, in May and October, when he witnessed the final of the Samsung Nations Cup circuit. In 2003 the Horse Show at Piazza di Siena was included in the Top League, EIF circuit which combined the eight best official international competitions for jumping obstacles, the elite world of riding, and then confirmed in Division 1 of Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup ™
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