SIENA’S PALIO EXPERIENCE and TICKETS to watch Palio horse races, which were very common in every major medieval Tuscan city, and such a race is still celebrated today in Siena. The name ‘palio’ comes from the painted silk cloth, pallium, awarded to the winner. The Palio is a thrilling race between ten horses (barberi), whose jockeys ride bareback and each represent a specific Contrada (historic neighbourhood) of Siena. The race takes place in Campo Square twice a year: once on July 2nd in honour of Our Lady of Provenzano and once on August 16th in honour of Our Lady of Assumption.
PALIO IN STYLE – A unique experience to see this medieval race and get involved in an extraordinary, real festival atmosphere. A brief tour of the city with a tourist guide will give you the occasion for a dive in the past. During the Palio days the whole city goes crazy and it shows its colorful side, rich in tension and passion. We think that the Palio experience will be unforgettable. After a visit at a Contrada museum we won’t miss the vision of the last race test in the Piazza del Campo. The last appointment we have the eve before the race is with the people of the Contrada for the official dinner. You will be part of the banquet in the Contrada Street together with the contradaioli and participate in the festivities.
VIP HOSPITALITY – Tuscan Team’s invites you to see the race in true VIP style. You will be hosted in a lovely private apartment, or Piazza del Campo’s Grandstands or on a balcony located in to beautiful historic palazzo which overlooks the Campo Square. All Seats we provide, with their privileged vantage point, offers the best possible view of all the action. Apartment’s living room is fully equipped with television and plush sofas where you can kick back and enjoy a selection of Brunello wine, canapés and other snacks while you wait for the show to begin. The festivities will begin with a traditional Contrada parade, and then the jockeys will take their marks for three heart-pounding laps of the Campo Square! You’re certain to feel like Italian nobility, perched high on the private terrace, overlooking the excitement in the Piazza del Campo below. This special offer is available for Family gatherings exclusive rental or corporate events.