Siena & Palio

Experience the excitement and see the Palio like a local!

The Palio of Siena is one of the most anticipated summer events in Tuscany. Italy’s most famous horse race boasts centuries-old origins and takes place twice a year in the iconic Piazza del Campo, Siena’s main shell-shaped square.

On July 2 and August 16 each year, the city transforms into a magical place full of emotion for this event. For the locals, this is not just a horse race, it is a way of life and their pride, passion and commitment are palpable. The city is divided into 17 contrade or districts and only 10 of them can take part in each race.

They each have their own traditions, flag, song and mascot. Find out all there is to know about the Palio and experience the magic for yourself during these days Siena trip.


Discover the essence of Tuscany with our meticulously crafted three-day itinerary. From the historic streets of Siena to the iconic sights of Florence, each moment of this tour is designed to offer a blend of tradition, excitement, and unparalleled luxury.
Here’s what awaits you on this unforgettable journey:


Arrival and immersive Siena experience

Begin your journey with a personalized tour of Siena led by an English-speaking local expert. Dive into the festive atmosphere by attending the “Prova Generale” (the final rehearsal of the Palio) followed by the “Cena Generale,” a special dinner hosted within one of the competing districts.


Tuscan Elegance and Palio Excitement

Venture to the exquisite Val d’Orcia region for a morning immersed in the world of Brunello wines. Return to Siena to be swept up in the Palio’s captivating parade and witness the storied horse race unfold in the afternoon.


Florence, San Gimignano and departure

Expand your Tuscan exploration with a tour of Florence‘s architectural marvels, featuring a private lunch in a historic palace. If time allows, enjoy a brief visit to San Gimignano, renowned for its medieval towers, before concluding your luxurious escape.

More information about the tour

Travel in style with a 90 minute helicopter flight, luxury transfers in a private Mercedes van, and accommodations for two nights in a 4/5-star hotel.

Your experience includes exclusive access to the Palio, a private tour with a licensed history guide, selective wine tastings, and designated meals. Insurance and VAT are also covered.

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