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Siena: Walking Tour with Ice-Cream Cooking Class

Product ID: 191648
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Take a guided walking tour through medieval Siena and visit one of the city’s 17 districts, known as contrades. See the Piazza del Campo, the site of the world-famous Palio horse race, before enjoying a lesson in how to make delicious ice cream.
About this activity
Duration 1.5 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish, French, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore medieval Siena by foot with a local guide
  • See where the Palio horse race takes place, and visit one of Siena’s contrade
  • Learn the secrets behind making quality ice cream
Full description
Soak up the fascinating history and culture of Siena as you stroll through its charming districts. You can visit a "contrada" museum to learn more about the famous Palio horse race, and then complete your experience with a tasty gelato making class.

Held every year on July 2 and August 16, the Palio horse race is one of the most important events in Siena. Thousands of visitors come to Siena every year to see horses and riders running for their own contrada, properly dressed with their intricate costumes.

You can then continue to explore the city's main districts and wander around Piazza del Campo, where the horse race is held. Listen as your expert and local guide shares facts and anecdotes about this big celebration, and then visit one of the many contrada museums in the city. Each contrada has its own museum with a rich collection of weapons, military uniforms, jockey equipment, and pictures of the Palio.

Your tour will then end with a gelato making class. Discover the secrets behind the renowned Italian gelato and what makes it different from other ice cream, before indulging your taste buds in a delicious gelato tasting.
  • Walking tour of Siena
  • Contrada tour
  • Ice-cream making lesson
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

In front of La Favorita Bar and Restaurant, Giacomo Matteotti Square, 32, Siena.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time
• Tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people
Organized by

Albatravel Florence

Product ID: 191648