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Il Palio di Siena

Days of the Palio

Since 2001 we have offered our exclusive Palio Hotel/Ticket package with the best Palio Tickets to this unique, one-of-a-kind event. The package includes your choice of Siena's best 3, 4 and the only 5-Star hotel (in Siena) for three or more nights. In addition, your package also allows you to learn about Siena and the history of the Palio with our exclusive guided city tour that includes a visit to one of the Contrada museums. You will also dine al fresco with the Sienese at a private, invitation-only Contrada dinner the night before race day. Then what you came for, on race day your reserved Palio Ticket gives you access to watch the historical parade and the race in Piazza del Campo. All our tickets are in the shade of the campo to provide the best possible viewing locations.

Overview| Program Details |Prices & Availability| Reservations | Terms & Conditions

The Palio is not just a horse race. It is a festival that lives in the hearts and souls of the people of Siena. To appreciate the 4 day event takes more than simply buying a ticket to only watch a few horses circle a track. For those who want to truly understand the unique pageantry and history, our package offers each customer our 20 years of personal experience with Palio di Siena. We offer what is important for you - a variety of accommodation options, combined with select palio ticket locations (the most important item!).

Select from the following Package Options

  • Your Custom Hotel/Ticket Package Includes:
  • Select Hotel for 3 nights with daily breakfast and hotel parking (at certain hotels)
  • Palio Tickets - several options to choose from including balcony or grandstand seating
  • Siena Contrada Museum Tour
  • Contrada Dinner - night before the final race day
  • Horse Blessing - day of the race
  • Historical Parade - in the campo day of the race
  • Our On-site Support
  • Your 5-Star Hotel/Ticket Palio Package Includes:
  • Grand Hotel Continental for 3 nights with double room and daily buffet breakfast
  • Palio Tickets - Reserved Balcony Seating at the Start Line (Grandstand Seats are also available)
  • Private City/Contrada Museum Tour
  • Contrada Dinner - night before the final race day
  • Personal Guide - day of the race
  • Horse Blessing - day of the race
  • Historical Parade - in the campo day of the race
  • Our On-Site Support
  • Apartment + Palio Ticket Packages Include: (Several to select from)
  • Apartments in Siena for up to 7 nights, including the day of the Palio
  • Windows (if apartment overlooks the Campo) or choice of Palio Ticket Options
  • Siena Contrada Museum Tour
  • Contrada Dinner - night before the final race day
  • Horse Blessing - day of the race
  • Historical Parade - in the campo day of the race
  • On-Site Support
  • Your BORGO SCOPETO Days of the Palio Tour Package Includes:
  • Borgo Scopeto for 5 nights w/ double deluxe room, daily breakfast, hotel parking
  • Free access to the pools, tennis court and Fitness Center
  • Palio Tickets - reserved seating options available
  • Siena Contrada Museum Tour
  • Viewing of the Horse Assignments
  • Trial Race tickets
  • Chianti Wine Tour w/ Lunch
  • Transportation and Transfers during the program
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Contrada Dinner - night before the final race day
  • Horse Blessing - day of the race
  • Historical Parade - in the campo day of the race
  • Our On-site Support
  • Additional Options: If not included above, you can select these on the Reservation Request Form
  • Additional Hotel Nights - priced according to selected hotel
  • Cooking Class w/ Dinner @ Euro 90 per person
  • Tickets to a Trial Race @ Eur 75 per person
  • Chianti Winery Tour w/ Lunch @ Euro 85 per person
  • Arrival / Departure Transfers

Review our Frequently Asked Questions for more details regarding the Palio, ticket options and our Ticket Packages.

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Customer Comments

" Thank you for all of your hard work behind the scenes in making our week unforgettable, from the view from the balcony for the selection of the horses to the (contrada) dinner and of course the view of the Palio itself, we had a fantasy week. I anticipated that the Palio would be good, but that is the biggest understatement, it was the most incredible week, thank you! ....."

Antony S. (UK) - July Palio 2016
 

" Thank you so very much for organizing and supervising such a wonderful, special trip for us, we loved every minute of our time spent in Siena under your very professional and watchful eye…. We thoroughly enjoyed the (city) tour, it is a MUST for anybody wanting to fully experience Il Palio, especially visiting a Contrada Museum...."

Caroline M. (AUS) - July Palio 2015
 

" We had a marvelous, memorable time in Siena. The tour, the dinner with the Selva (contrada), the parades, the race and its preliminaries -- all a wonder to behold. "

D. Sharp (USA) - Palio August 2014
 

" Thank you so much for the well organised Palio experience... The wine tour was great and Santa Caterina was a pleasant experience. Could easily do the Palio again! "

Louise C. (UK) - Palio July 2014
 

" Wow, what a wonderful trip. The highlight was the Palio in Siena and I wanted to thank you for all your help. The apartment was perfect, the arrangements were easy and we loved the private driver you provided. Having him consistently throughout the trip made things much easier (again, thanks for that suggestion). I can't imagine a better trip for me and my wife and especially as an introduction to Italy for my two daughters. We have a 5 year old as well and will be needing to bring him over .... so I am sure you'll be hearing form us again!"

D. Crosby (US) - Palio August 2013
 

" (on the scale of 1 to 10)   I would have to give it..... an 11"

E. Leevan (US) - Palio July 2013
 

" ..Can never watch another horse race...(They don't compare)."

R. Scheible - Palio July 2012
 

" It was great!...Seats were perfect...thanks for everything...Hope to do it again soon."

D. McNally (US) - Palio July 2011
 
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