Experience The Wonders of The Palio in Siena in Italy

The Palio in Siena festival in Italy

The Palio di Siena is a magnificent horse race and festival that’s held in the Italian city of Siena twice each year. Siena is located next to the famous Renaissance city of Florence.

The Palio in Siena is a special event for the city as every citizen is involved to some extent. Locally, The Palio di Siena is known as Il Palio. The event is a historical secular tradition tied to the origin of the Contrada of the city of Siena.

This popular event is witnessed by thousands of tourists and locals who crowd historic Il Campo square to view this incredible, cultural experience. See first hand as a horse and jockey, who represent various parts of Siena participate in the exciting horse race.

We can arrange a unique Palio in Siena, luxury travel package and that includes an apartment to view all of the festive action. It’s a VIP service experience. This exclusive apartment can hold up 10 people, and was actually rented by famous actress Kate Winslet during last year’s event.

The luxury Apartment offers the following amenities: Guided visits, De Luxe room in a Tuscan resort, breakfast and thermal experiences, plus a private car and driver at your disposal.

The Palio in Siena is a unique combination of culture, tradition and folklore. Beginning August 16, immerse yourself in two days of festivities that includes the unbelievable medieval duels between the numerous contrada teams.

After the horse races end, you can relax and enjoy the Italian culture with three days at a resort found in the hilly area of Val d’Orcia.

The Palio in Siena itinerary includes the following:

Friday August 15
– Late Afternoon Arrival at Siena (a transfer be be arranged by request from the arrival airport)
– Check in at the 5 stars Hotel in Siena
– Dinner at the Contrada preparing the Palio

Sat August 16
– Morning: 3h Guided Visit of the Contrada, the Church during the Horses Benediction, the Contrada Museum, Pinacoteca and Dome
– Lunch
– Back to the Hotel preparing for The Palio (Dress code: Formal)
– 5:30 p.m Transfer to a Private and Exclusive Apartment in Piazza del Campo which boasts the exclusive view on the Mossa, which is both the starting and ended point of the Palio’s Run
– 7:30 p.m Starting of the Palio’s run, Folkloristic Dinner in Piazza del Campo, watching the Horses Parade

Sun August 17
– Morning: Check out
– Transfer to the Resort in the Val d’Orcia
– Check in at the Resort: A XVII century palace with thermal pool hidden in the Tuscany’s hills
– Afternoon at your leisure
– Dinner in a suggested restaurant

Mon August 18
– Morning: Discovering Val d’Orcia villages, guided visits of Montepulcinao, Pienza, Montalcino (private driver at disposal)
– Lunch: Wine, typical Tuscan products and Olive oil tasting
– Afternoon at your leisure
– Dinner in a suggested prized restaurant

Tue August 19
– Morning: Discovering Val d’Orcia Villages: guided visits of Sorano, Pitigliano and Saturnia
– Afternoon leisure time
– Dinner in a suggested restaurant

Wed August 20
– Check out of your hotel
– Transfer to Rome (different destinations are available upon request)
– Flight back to your home country

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