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 Vignano – an elegant Tuscan property, just a short drive from historic Siena …..
10 persons (8 adults + 2 small children)
….. villa Vignano offers its 5 bedrooms and children’s playrooms making it perfect for guests with smaller children. Created as a 19th century farmhouse, the villa has been completely restored and transformed. Very near to the city with all the comforts at your fingertips, but still immersed in the quiet beauty of the countryside that surrounds Siena. As a part of the property, a full hectare of vineyard and olive trees, plus an enclosed yard and garden area surrounding an amazing pool with a breathtaking view towards the historic city. The pool is accessed through a secured fence/gate enclosure for the safety of guests with small children.
5 Bedrooms + 3 Bathrooms + 1 Half Bath
1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath and shower)
1 double bedroom with canopy bed
1 double bedroom with wrought iron bed
1 bedroom with twin beds
1 bedroom with bunk-beds
Bedrooms have their own air conditioning (with exception of canopy bedroom)
1 bathroom with shower + 1 with tub
1 half bath
A dining room, large living room with sofas, full kitchen with oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, toaster, blender, juicer and coffee machine; adjacent to the kitchen there is a playroom for children, laundry room with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
– Private patio space with pergola covered dining table.
– Lounging area on the patio and the pool.
– Open yard area ideal for children to play and or pets.
– Private swimming pool.
Included with rent
– Electricity and A/C
– Water and final cleaning
– Wi-Fi internet connection
Not included with rent
– Heating Methods: GAS approx. €60 per day.
– Cleaning service: €15 per hour
– Linen change: €150 per change for 5 bedrooms
– Personal laundry & ironing service: €15 per hour
– Cook services: upon request
– Babysitting service on request
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 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. 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: (combine this villa with the Palio)
From Euro 1.770,00 per person; based on 8 adults
For 2020: July Palio rental week is June 27 – July 4; August Palio is August 15 – 22
For 2021: July Palio rental week is June 26 – July 3; August Palio is August 14 – 21
Palio Package Includes: Villa (7 nights) + Palio Tickets (upgrade options found on reservation page) + Contrada Dinner + City Tour + Horse Blessing + Historical Parade + Welcome Dinner + Transfers to/from Siena
The above price includes Grandstand Seat tickets for 8 adults; other ticket options (and price adjustment) can be found on the reservation request page.
Baby sitting services can be provided for younger children staying at the villa, but not attending the primary Palio related activities.
All prices (including Palio Package) are Weekly Saturday to Saturday
Check-in: Sat from 16.00 (4pm) to 18:00 (6pm)
Check-out: Sat 10.00 (10am)
– Air Conditioning (Bedrooms)
– SAT-TV system
– Internet Connection
– Washing Machine & Dryer
– Swimming Pool
– BBQ – Outdoor Dining
– Near By: Market, Bus Stop
– Security deposit: €1,000 to be paid locally in cash