Often described as Tuscany's most beautiful hill town and home of the world’s first bank, Siena is most famous today for the great horserace, the Palio, held during July and August each year. Your tour will highlight the major monuments of this historical city, including the stunning Piazza del Campo where the Palio is held, the Palazzo Pubblico and Siena’s fascinating Duomo, home to a collection of works by Bernini, Michelangelo and Donatello.
The best way to understand the special tradition of the Palio horse race is to visit the headquarter of a Contrada with the room of Victories where they take all the banners that Contrada won during the centuries. We can see the costumes that people wear during the historical parade before the Palio horse race and beautiful works of art that belong to the Contrada and to follow we can go to the church of the Contrada where they do the blessing of the horse.
Special reservation/entry fees for the Contrada Museum are additional and will be prepaid.
If the client cancels the tour or changes the date of the tour, the ticket cost is NOT refundable.
Entry fees at Duomo are additional and are to be paid by the client at the site.