Siena: Palio Walking Tour

Siena: Palio Walking Tour

From $233.90 per person

Breathe in the atmosphere of the medieval city of Siena, seeing some of its most iconic sights and tasting local sweets. Learn about the Siennese Palio, one of the most famous horse races in the world.

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Duration 3 hours
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Highlights
  • Enter a real contrada of the Siena Palio
  • Wander through the historic medieval center of Siena
  • See the breathtaking interior of the Siena Cathedral
  • Taste typical Siennese sweets
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Learn about the unique history of Sienna on a walking tour of the medieval old town with an informative guide. Get to know the different "contrade" or districts that make up the city and hear how they date back to medieval times. Stroll through the Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio horse race takes place every year on July 2nd and August 14th, featuring a contestant from each of the contrade. Visualize the colorful banners and crests of the competing contrade and learn how the competition has defined civic life in the city for centuries. Hear stories about the life and culture of the city from locals and visit the Museum of the Contrada for a more official account. Then head to the Duomo of Siena and check out the characteristic black and white marble interior of the cathedral designed to symbolize the black and white horses of the city's founders. Afterwards, switch gears and enjoy a local tasting experience at a traditional cafe. Try Panforte, Ricciarelli, and Cavallucci, typical sweets famous around the world. Wash them down with a glass of Vin Santo del Chianti.
Includes
  • Local and expert tour guide
  • Entrance into a contrada
  • Entrance into Siena Cathedral
  • Tasting of sweets and wine
    Covid-19 precautions

    Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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    In front of the Statue of Sallustio Bandini

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    • Comfortable shoes
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