Position is everything on your Siena Palio package. With an extensive list of viewing positions including grandstand, balconies and windows, 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.
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 to the locals, you will never want to leave this Tuscan town.
With a wide range of exclusive viewing positions available, you can witness this thrilling historical event in style.
Tuscany is the perfect setting for the twice yearly Siena Palio horse race, but staying outside Siena gives you the flexibility to tailor-make your trip to you.
A wide range of tours are available from your 5 star Relais. Combine this with an extensive list of viewing positions for the Siena Palio race, and you are in for a special treat!
Delve into Italy's historical heart with two very different experiences. Take your seats in the Roman open-air arena for the opera in your Gold Central (Top Level) seats.
Then travel onto Tuscany for the historical Siena Palio Race. Immerse yourself in all things Palio from a wide range of viewing positions including grand seats, balcony and window options.
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 Palio horse race in Siena.
Choose from well-loved operas, stunning art and the adrenaline-pumping horse race viewing positions. All in centrally located hotels so you are free to wander.
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.
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