Francesco Cito

Milan, ITALY

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“Come, dear children, run this Palio and run it so that only one can possess it”Saint Catherine of Siena Twice each summer, the main piazza of the medieval Tuscan town of Siena is transformed into a dirt racetrack for the most passionately contested horse race in the world.

On the 9th October 2003 Anna Vollaro doused herself in petrol and set fire to herself in a last desperate attempt to prevent the police seizing property belonging to the ‘camorra’ clan of her uncle, Luigi Vollaro, controller of western Naples.

Photographing a wedding in Naples has more in a common with a Hollywood film shoot than a family affair.