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Tickets to Special Event: Siena’s Palio Horse Race

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Experience the thrilling and fast-paced spectacle of the Palio horse race in Siena on this guided day tour from Florence. Enjoy a stylish 3-course dinner at a restaurant located on the Piazza.

Highlights

  • Feel like a local and get to watch the world-famous traditional bareback horse race, the Palio horse race on this tour.

  • Watch all the drama and excitement of the spectacular horse race from Piazza del Campo and cheer with the locals.

  • On a guided tour, discover the history of Siena and learn about the world’s oldest horse race.

  • Relish a 3-course festive dinner in the Piazza del Campo square.

  • Fun Fact: The Palio is the most significant occasion in Siena since 1656. In the Palio, the different Sienese contra de, or divisions of the city, compete against one another in a horse race in Piazza del Campo.

Inclusions

  • Expert multilingual tour leader

  • Guided tour of Siena

  • Access to Piazza del Campo

  • Dinner in Piazza del Campo

  • Air-conditioned GT coach or minivan

Exclusions

  • Tips

  • Personal expenses

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Are you ready to be one with the locals? Head to Piazza del Campo in an air-conditioned minivan, where the Palio horse race happens twice a year. Feel the excitement in the air as you watch the preparations. Get an introduction to the race's history and traditions, and learn about the different Contrades. You will witness the pre-race rituals- the blessing of the horse and the historical parade.

Finally, it is time for the Palio. Watch as the horses and their riders race around the square, cheered on by passionate locals. Get swept up in the excitement of the crowd cheering on your favorite Contrada. After the race, head to a restaurant in Piazza del Campo for a delicious dinner with a view of the piazza.

Important Information

  • The guided tour takes place in English, Spanish, and Italian.

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

  • The tour is not suitable for children under 12 years.

  • Wear comfortable shoes, as walking is involved.

  • A vegetarian menu is available on request; please specify when booking.

Timings

  • July 2: 12:30pm

  • Aug 16: 12:30pm

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Florence Coach Station, Villa Costanza (Tram T1).

  • Address: 50018 Scandicci, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy.

  • Your guide will be will be wearing green shirts.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Villa Costanza. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board trams #T1.3 and more to get you there.

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