SIENA, THE PALIO - ADVANCE BOOKING AND ONLINE TICKET RESERVATION

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Vatican and St Peters private tour, Monday 17th March 2014

I would like to give you feedback on the above which our party of 8 enjoyed immensely.

Everything was perfect, meeting, entry (lovely to pass those queues), technology, venue (of course), etc.

But the best thing about the whole morning was your guide Deborah. She is charming, friendly, erudite, and a real credit to you. We listened to her intently throughout, she held our attention, surprised us, interacted with us, answered all our questions, and made the morning very special. We would have missed so much without her. We all think we would like to meet her again and when we come back to Rome we would hope to do so.

Many thanks

Graham F. (UK)

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Siena, Palio tickets

How to book tickets for taking part in the Siena Palio

The Siena Palio takes place twice a year, on July the second and August the sixteenth. This centuries-old tradition is notoriously hard to take part in, and tickets are always in short supply. We're able to offer a wide range of packages, most of which are exclusive to us for the time being.

Option 1. Siena Palio - ticket plus trial-run meal, gallery ('Palco') seat.

A ticket to view the Palio from a seat in specially-erected galleries ringing the Piazza del Campo, plus participation in one of the meals that follows the Palio trial run - prova generale - the night before the main event. The winner of the prova is deemed to be blessed with good fortune, and the following 'cena' - meal - is a lively one, full of song and bluster. To book this package (Palio ticket, meal and assistance from on-site staff) use the links here below. The cost is Euro 500 per person.

Siena Palio booking

Gallery ticket and trial-run meal: July 2nd 2014 or August 16th 2014.


Option 2. Siena Palio - ticket plus post-Palio meal, gallery ('Palco') seat.

A ticket to view the Palio from a seat in specially-erected galleries ringing the Piazza del Campo, plus participation in one of the meals that follows the Palio itself, dining in a restaurant in Piazza del Campo. To book this package (Palio ticket, meal and assistance from on-site staff) use the links here below. The cost is Euro 530 per person.

Siena Palio booking

Gallery ticket and post-Palio meal: July 2nd 2014 or August 16th 2014.


Option 3. Siena Palio - ticket plus trial-run meal and 3 hour tour.

A ticket to view the Palio from a seat in specially-erected galleries ringing the Piazza del Campo, plus participation in one of the meals that follows the Palio trial run - prova generale - the night before the main event. The winner of the prova is deemed to be blessed with good fortune, and the following 'cena' - meal - is a lively one, full of song and bluster.
You'll also take part in a guided tour lasting three hours on the morning of the Palio. You'll have exclusive accompanied visits to a museum of one of the contrada: a visit to the ancient costume rooms of the 'Drappelloni' (the banner or 'palio' awarded to the victors) and to a contrada chapel. Guides speak Italian, English, French, German and Spanish. To book this package (Palio ticket, meal, tour and assistance from on-site staff) use the links here below.The cost is Euro 580 per person.

Siena Palio booking

Gallery ticket, trial-run meal and tour: July 2nd 2014 or August 16th 2014.


Option 4. Siena Palio - ticket, trial-run meal, post-palio meal, lunch and 6 hour tour.

All bells and whistles here. A ticket to view the Palio from a seat in specially-erected galleries ringing the Piazza del Campo; participation in one of the meals that follows the Palio trial run - prova generale - the night before the main event; a special six hour guided tour on the morning of the Palio with exclusive accompanied visits to a museum of one of the contrada, a visit to the ancient costume rooms of the 'Drappelloni' (the banner or 'palio' awarded to the victors) and to a contrada chapel as well as participation in the historical parade through the centre of Siena; a light lunch in a central Taverna plus participation in one of the meals that follows the Palio itself, dining in a restaurant in Piazza del Campo.
Guides speak Italian, English, French, German and Spanish. To book this package (Palio ticket, meals, 6 hour tour and assistance from on-site staff) use the links here below. The cost is Euro 750 per person.

Siena Palio booking

Gallery ticket, 3 meals and 6 hour special tour: July 2nd 2014 or August 16th 2014.


Option 5. Siena Palio - trial run ticket and meal.

Tickets for the Palio are not cheap, but it's still possible to experience the heady atmosphere of Siena at Palio time at a slightly more attainable price. The day before the main races sees the running of the trial runs, the prova generale; at around 6.30 in the evening you'll be seated on the stands around the square to watch the final practice runs. The atmosphere here is hardly less charged than it will be the next day as the winning contrada is deemed to be blessed with good fortune. Again, there is a lively meal after these trials, full of song and bluster, and you may well be so taken up by things that you'll buy a silk scarf in the colours of 'your' contrada. To book this package (Palio trial-run ticket, meal and assistance from on-site staff) use the links here below. The cost is Euro 180 per person.

Siena Palio booking

Palio trial-run ticket and meal: July 1st 2014 or August 15th 2014.


Cancellation policy

Payment is due in full at the time of order confirmation and will be charged to the credit card supplied during the checkout procedure. The moment that your order is confirmed and payment has been processed then you'll receive an email with full details on how to print your voucher and how your voucher will be exchanged for tickets.

In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel your visit then please note that Palio tickets are non-refundable. They may, however, be transferred to another person or persons.

In the event of rain the main Palio race will be postponed until the following day and your tickets are valid for the rescheduled race. Cancellations of the Palio race (or the rescheduled race), or the Contrada dinner or the guided tours due to extraordinary weather conditions are not refundable.

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