Looking for the best way to enjoy the famous Siena Palio dell'Assunta, the historical horse race which takes place every year on August 16th, the day after the feast day of the Virgin Mary? Take a seat on the grandstand, relax, and enjoy the sun, the parade, and the race from the best of vantage points.
We are excited to introduce you the new 2012 Palio di Siena packages. Pre-sale for tickets to one of the most exciting historical events in Italy is now open. Space is extremely limited, so contact us now for your guaranteed priority access to tickets.
We offer the following basic packages – which always come with the option for personalization:
Dinner the night before the Palio Dress Rehearsal Dinner: Palio dell'Assunta (August 15)at one of the seventeen Contrade (wards or districts) - events that include traditional songs, speeches, and well wishes for the events ahead. Option to acquire the silk kerchief imprinted with the coat of arms of the Contrada -- the kerchief is traditionally worn by every contradaiolo as identification.
Guided Tour, Palio from the Grand Stand, Dinner. This package includes a guided visit (3 hours) of Siena, followed by witnessing the Palio race from the grandstand and dinner on the Piazza del Campo. For a small additional charge it is also possible to witness the race (standing or with a seat) from a balcony alla Mossa (at the start of the race) or at the Casato corner of the Piazza, with included buffet.
Grand Tour of the Palio: a combination of the two preceding packages. Participate in the Dress Rehearsal on the eve of the race, guided tour on the morning of August 16, witnessing the Palio from the grandstand, dinner in the Piazza del Campo. Here, too, it is possible to add the balcony & buffet option.