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Piazza di Siena Topiary Horses - Roma, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 41° 54.743 E 012° 29.088
33T E 291404 N 4643107
Quick Description: These two topiary horses are erected in Piazzale delle Canestre, at the entrance of Piazza di Siena, in the gardens of Villa Borghese, in Rome.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 6/20/2019 11:25:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM10T82
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
Piazza di Siena takes its name from the city of origin of one of the most ancient and noble families of Rome: the Borghese. At the end of 16th century, Prince Marcantonio Borghese commissioned architects Mario and Antonio Asprucci to create a new location, one able to remind him of the places he loved most. He wished, in fact, to bring to the city of Rome the traditional popular celebrations that had been enjoyed since the Middle Ages in Tuscany. Unfortunately Prince Marcantonio died before it was completed.

Piazza di Siena’s debut in equestrian events started in 1922, but it was only in 1926 that the International Equestrian Federation included the Roman competition in the international calendar and the official listing of the Rome CSIO began. After three editions held at a different location, in 1929 the horse show returned in Piazza di Siena. Some of the most important events in the history of Italian equestrian sports took place in this public park, considered the largest and more elegant among Rome’s: unforgettable shows, with extraordinary leading riders such as Bettoni, D’Inzeo and Graziano Mancinelli as well as other standard bearers of this noble sport.

In 2003 Piazza di Siena’s International Horse Show became one of the eight best international shows in the Top League and since 2013 became part of the FEI Nations Cup Series Division1.

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