Experience the world-famous Palio horse race, the most exciting event in Siena, on a day trip from Florence.
20 participants maximum
• Guided tour of Siena
• See the horses blessing
• Watch the Palio horse race
Special Event Only Held Twice a Year
You’ll enjoy a guided tour of Siena, watch the race from the Piazza del Campo, and later have dinner at a restaurant in the piazza as well.
The Palio is a famous horse race held twice a year in Piazza del Campo, in Siena. You will live all the drama and excitement of the four days of the Palio. On the the Palio’s eve, the “Prova Generale”, the second-last trial, is followed by a festive dinner. The next day, the most exciting events start in the afternoon whit the horses blessing. After a magnificent parade in Renaissance costumes, three frenzied laps of the Piazza will decide the winner. The citizens of the winning Contrada then acclaim the horse and the jockey as heroes and will proudly celebrate all year long. Our agency is glad to offer packages that capture the true essence of the Palio, a tailor-made experience that will let you take home “the heart of Siena”.
SPECIAL EVENT: July 2nd and August 16th
• Balcony or bleacher place: from € 450,00 per person
This tour is not suitable for children under 3 years of age.
Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs.
The tour includes:
Travel by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning
Guided tour of Siena with an expert guide
Access to the square to watch the race
Photos of this tour
Tour meeting point
Piazza della Stazione, 50123 Firenze FI, Italia
Meeting point: Florence, inside Santa Maria Novella train station, in front of the pharmacy with the green cross
Departure time: 12:30 pm (check in closes 15min before departure)
Return point: Florence, Santa Maria Novella, train station
Return time: around 10:30 pm