Position is everything on your Siena Palio package. We have an extensive range of viewing positions including grandstand, balconies and windows, for you to choose from. Italian Short Breaks has exclusive access to some of the best seats, to view this historical Siena Palio horse race from.
But understanding the history of the race is important, so our trips include a full introduction so you can witness the build up to this historical event being fully aware of what is going on around you.
This break is perfect for those wanting to stay in Siena, or in the Tuscan countryside outside. You can even extend your trip to include the Verona opera nearby.
For more information on our Siena Palio packages, please click here for our Destination Guide.
You can only truly embrace all things Palio with a full understanding of what you are witnessing. By the time our local Sienese guides have instructed you on what the Palio means ...Click for More Details
Delve into Italy's historical heart with two very different experiences. Begin your trip in Siena for the historical Palio horse Race. Immerse yourself in all things Palio with ...Click for More Details
This break is the perfect Italian break encompassing viewing the opera in an open-air Roman arena in Verona, the beauty of the Renaissance in Florence and the thrilling historical ...Click for More Details
We thought we knew Siena well but learned and experienced so much more this time than on previous visits. We loved the Athena hotel (exceptionally good restaurant, very warm staff); our guide Paulo was excellent – well informed and helpful – the Palio itself was a unique experience - preparation, the trials and the Contrada dinner and procession and race on the day itself.
What a great, great weekend we had in Sienna! Thanks to your staff and particularly to you for getting us to the Palio. I can't say it was a once in lifetime event because my hope is to return sooner than later. So please leave us on your emailing list. Enjoy your Summer.