Private Siena Traditions Tour: Discover All The Secrets Behind The Famous Palio - Florence

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9am
  • Departure Details :
    Departure from your hotel or local stay in Siena center
  • Return Details :
     your hotel or local stay in Siena center
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

This is not just a historical commemoration or a folk festival: this is the true core of Senesi, a representation of their City and their own history through times, a very sensitive subject for each one of them.Highlights: Private tour for small groups or couples Departure from your hotel or local stay in Siena center Professional guide Visit all the main sites of the city  Visit one of the 17 contradas Visit Piazza del Campo, Monte dei Paschi, Dome and Baptistery Professional guide About 3 hours tour  Languages: Italian, English and Spanish 

Know More about this tour

Siena is where the most Italian iconic folkloristic event takes place: the world famous Palio. Palio is a historic competition that takes place 2 times a year and attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world.

The Palio is defined by Sienas contradas (districts): the City is in fact historically divided into 17 Districts, which correspond to exact portions of the city. Only 10 out of 17 can compete in the race, 7 members by right and 3 are by extraction, happening few days before the event. Palio is hosted in the famous Piazza del Campo, one of the most original Italian squares because of its architectural asymmetrical structure, with its iconic and imposing Town Hall that overlooking it, together with the Torre del Mangia (Tower of Eat), also a XIV Century construction, named after his keeper Giovanni di Duccios nickname (Mr Mangia, Mr Eat), known for spending all his earnings for food.

Palio di Siena is one incredible event suitable for those who have a passion for history and want to know more about Siena, its districts, what really happens in the City during this event and, of course, on the prize. Participants will be able to visit the museum of the 17 districts, and some off-the-beaten-path corners with interesting anecdotes to them. All mysteries about the most beloved Italian competition will be revealed.

Inclusions

  • All activities
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Visit of all main sights

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately