I thought you were typing in 'forrin' when I first started reading your post Paul ! I think I like the typos though. LOL
I was trying to think of the name 'Palio' all last night and couldn't - so thank you! Remember seeing a prog about it on TV must be about 20 years ago now.
However, don't you have to hire a balcony well in advance so as to see any of it? Though of course much like football matches and any 'crowd' events - you might well be able to see the action better, but you just don't get the 'atmosphere' on Telly, do you?