The city of Siena has prohibited the installation of maxi-screens for the EURO 2012 final between Italy and Spain in order to avoid the disruption of the traditional Palio horse race.
Local media reported the municipality ruled out giant screens from the squares of the medieval city, where traditional ceremonies are to be held ahead of the horse race, set for Monday among the local wards.
Siena, which also prohibited street celebrations in case Italy wins its second continental trophy, appears to be the only Italian town able to resist the invasion of fan zones being set up to watch the event.
By contrast, the religious procession of San Calogero in Agrigento has been postponed to after the game. The Sicilian town took the same decision when the procession coincided with the World Cup finals in 1982 and 2006, both won by Italy.
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