For holders of U.S. passport: the passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of departure. ie. if you leave the U.S. on August 10, 2019 then the expiration date would need to be February 10, 2020 (or after).
Villa Gaia, located 15 minutes from Siena, the property is an elegant residence located on a wine estate…..
…. villa Gaia is built in traditional Tuscan stone; features interior chestnut beamed ceilings and terracotta floors to complement the elegant and tasteful decorations and furnishings.
All four bedrooms (3 king + 1 twin) provide their own en-suite bathroom.
Villa boasts a large patio area just outside the kitchen perfect for the ‘aperitivo al fresco‘ before dinner at a long wooden dining table.
Above the main house is an ‘infinity’ swimming pool, along with kitchen area, patio, changing room, offering more stunning vistas. With plenty of seating this private paradise allows for days of complete relaxation around the pool. Patio / pool area provides two large wood fire barbecues.
The property also boasts its own herb garden, for chefs who like to pick garden fresh herbs for their culinary creations.
Included with rent
– Electricity, water and final cleaning
– Wi-Fi internet connection
– Welcome Basket of basic food items and wine
Not included with rent
– Heating: Euro 4,00 per unit of gas consumed.
Terms & Conditions
Our Palio Special Event Villa Packages (“Package”) are NOT an Escorted Group Tour. The Package is a combination of services and products designed for independent travelers that wish to enjoy the freedom of an un-escorted trip with the convenience and value of a package price. The Package does not include transportation, transfers, tour escort (other than on guided Siena City Tour), or any services not explicitly listed on the invoice provided to you for your reservation. If you wish to have such additional services, please let us know as they can be added. The support for the program comes from our own on-site personnel and other professionals who we know personally and have worked with for many years.
Payments: Full payment is required for reservations made in the same calendar year as the Palio you wish to attend. For the Villa Package reservations made in the year prior to the Palio you wish to attend (i.e you wish to attend the July Palio of 2020 and reservation is made in November of 2019), a 50% deposit is required (“Deposit Reservations”). Payments can be made by direct credit card (VISA, M/C, AMEX) or by Euro Bank Transfer. Any necessary Balance Payments will be due February 1st (July Palio) or March 1st (August Palio) or other dates as specified for your reservation. For Deposit Reservations made with an initial direct credit card deposit payment, the Balance Payment will automatically be charged to the credit card provided, unless the reservation is otherwise cancelled or notice is given to use an alternate form of payment. If the credit card on file is not found to be valid at the time of the Balance Payment, the reservation is subject to cancellation according to the terms found below (Customer Cancellations). Prices for unpaid balances on Deposit Reservations are subject to change.
Credit Card payments are processed in USD currency and processed using a financial exchange rate, which is defined as current market exchange rate plus 2.5%. American Express, VISA, MasterCard and DiscoverCard are accepted for reservation payments.
Ticket Delivery: Actual Palio Tickets for the race will be given to you in Siena at determined meeting point. Once your reservation is fully paid, a detailed ticket information package will be emailed to you, listing all the necessary Siena contact information, ticket vouchers, plus (if determined) the pick up location. Our tour director and other company personnel are in Siena for each race. We do not mail Palio tickets for several logistical reasons. Only one set of tickets is printed in the weeks prior to the race dates. Actual tickets are claimed in Siena for the respective races (July 2 or August 16th) to avoid any problems (i.e. lost in the regular mail; forgotten at home).
IF YOU DECIDE TO CANCEL, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE COMPANY IN WRITING OF YOUR INTENT TO CANCEL.
Customer Cancellations: if you are not able to attend the Palio and wish to cancel your reservation and your notice to cancel is received prior to 60 days before the Start Date (June 29th or August 13th) and if another buyer can be found for the Villa or Tickets by either party, then the Company can provide for a refund for the resale price of the Package, net of any transaction costs so incurred, including but not limited to credit card service charges, reservation transfer fees and or commissions.
Deposits and or Payments on villa accommodations are not refundable unless another customer (buyer) can be found.
Event Cancellations: In the case of rain, the Palio race will be rescheduled to run on the following day. Your tickets are valid for the rescheduled race. There are no refunds if you are not able to stay over for the rescheduled race. If the July 2 or August 16 race is cancelled and rescheduled in the same year, your tickets are valid for the rescheduled race. There are no refunds if you are not able to attend the rescheduled race. Cancellations of any trial race, or the Contrada Dinner or City Tour due to weather conditions are not refundable. The Company reserves the right to cancel the Cooking Class or Wine Tour option at any time if sufficient reservations are not received or for other unforeseen reasons that impair the success or enjoyment of either activity as part of any Palio Package. If these optional activities are cancelled, all deposits and or payments related to these optional activities will be returned in full. No refunds are made for unused portions of any reservation, including but not limited to missed meals, missed guided tours, Tickets (includes airline tickets), or non-use of hotel room or property rental.
Passports & Visas: All customers must posses a valid passport and/or any visas or special travel documents that can be used a proof of citizenship. The Company accepts no liability for clients improperly documented.
Travel Insurance Protection: To cover costs associated with your reservation, the Company encourages you to consider purchasing a travel insurance policy. The Company does not supply or support any one company in this regard but can make suggestions as to the companies that provide this service – see these options are found in a link at the bottom of this webpage “Insurance”.
General Conditions & Disclaimers: Confirmation and payment of any reservation constitutes acceptance of the financial agreements between the Company and the Customer and the provisions of this agreement are in effect. The Company is acting as a tour operator responsible for arranging reservations for the services as outlined in the website paliotours.com. All suppliers providing transportation, guided tours, and lodging for the Company have no legal affiliation, nor are they employees of the Company. The Company assumes no responsibility or liability for any claims, damages, expenses or other financial loss, whether to person or property, arising from, but not limited to, injury, accident, death, delay, alteration or inconvenience, by whatever cause, including airline scheduling, default, strike, terrorism, war, hostility, civil disturbance, quarantine, or resulting directly or indirectly from any other acts of nature. Under no circumstances is the Company to be construed as a Common Carrier under contract for safe carriage of the passenger or his/her baggage and personal belongings.
Atlantic Ventures USA,Inc. is registered as a Seller of Travel in the states of Florida, Registration No. ST-33263, doing business as Palio Tours (paliotours.com). The Company is not liable in respect to personal injury, loss or damage of personal property or loss of life, while engaged in the tours or other services provided herein. The Company is not responsible for third party cancellations for any reason due to unforeseen circumstances (such as war or terrorism) and or other international events beyond its control. It is recommended that clients arrange travel insurances for medical, personal, property, or cancellation.
Prices & Package Options
Palio Package Price:
From Euro 2.040,00 per person; 8 persons
For 2021: July Palio rental week is June 26 – July 3; August Palio is August 14 – 21
For 2022: July Palio rental week is June 25 – July 2; August Palio is August 13 – 20
Palio Package Includes: Villa (7 nights) + Palio Tickets (upgrade options found on reservation page) + Contrada Dinner + City Tour + Transfers to/from Siena
The above price includes Grandstand Seat tickets; other ticket options (and price adjustment) can be found on the reservation request page.
** Booked for August Palio 2021
– Security deposit: € 500,00 to be paid locally in cash
Prices are Weekly Saturday to Saturday
Check-in: Sat from 16.00 (4pm) to 19:00 (7pm)
Check-out: Sat 10.00 (10am)
– Air Conditioning
– Ceiling Fans
– SAT-TV system
– Internet & Wi-Fi Connection
– Full Kitchen w/ Dishwasher, Microwave, Coffee Machine
– Fireplace (2)
– Washing Machine / Dryer
– Swimming Pool w/ Patio Furniture
– Security deposit: € 500 to be paid locally in cash