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Assorted tickets & tours, May 2015

Easy. I was so grateful we bought tickets ahead of time and avoided all the lines (in the hot sun).

We walked right in to all venues (some of which, like the Borghese Gallery, were sold out for days) with no problem.

Thank you!

Silke M. (Germany)

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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.

[Additional information]: Siena Palio.

Select the Palio date that interests you on the calendar to the left. You'll then be shown the Palio packages we have available - there are quite a few of them!

Please note that tickets will be allocated in one of the Fonte Gaia, San Martino, Casato or Mossa areas (see plan in tab further down). If you are interested in a specific area please mention it in the notes when you book and we will let you know if it is possible and if there is any extra to pay.

We'd ask you to read the cancellation terms in the tab below.

Palio & kerchief of Contrada

  • Reserved seat on the tribune.
  • Souvenir Kerchief of competing Contrada.

A ticket to view the Palio from a seat in specially-erected galleries ringing the Piazza del Campo and a souvenir kerchief/necktie in the colours of one of the competing Contrada.

Palio & trial – run meal

  • Reserved seat on the tribune.
  • Trial – run meal in one of the Contrada that will take part in the race.
  • Souvenir Kerchief of competing Contrada.

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, and a souvenir kerchief/necktie in the colours of one of the competing Contrada.

Palio, trial – run meal & Contrada museum

  • Reserved seat on the tribune.
  • Contrada museum tour.
  • Trial – run meal in one of the Contrada that will takes part in the race.
  • Souvenir Kerchief of competing Contrada.

A ticket to view the Palio from a seat in specially-erected galleries ringing the Piazza del Campo, a private Contrada museum visit with Contrada flags and Medieval costumes (roughly one hour, afternoon of day before race), participation in one of the meals that follows the Palio trial run - prova generale - the night before the main event, and a souvenir kerchief/necktie in the colours of one of the competing Contrada.

Siena Palio Package - gallery ticket and post-Palio meal

  • Ticket for the Palio race: tribune access
  • Dinner after Palio at a restaurant in Piazza del Campo

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, minimum 2 people)

Siena Palio Package - gallery ticket, post-palio meal and 3 hour guided tour

  • Private 3 hour guided tour in the morning including a private Contrada museum visit with Contrada flags and Medieval costumes.
  • Ticket for the Palio race: tribune access.
  • Dinner after Palio at a restaurant in Piazza del Campo.

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.
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). 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 (minimum 2 people).

Siena Palio Package - ticket, trial-run meal, two 3 hour tours

  • Private 3 hour guided tour in the afternoon.
  • Dress Rehearsal dinner at Contrada.
  • Private 3 hour guided tour in the afternoon including a private Contrada museum visit with Contrada flags and Medieval costumes.
  • Ticket for the Palio race: tribune access.

A ticket to view the Palio from a seat in specially-erected galleries ringing the Piazza del Campo; three-hour guided tour of ancient Siena the day before the race; 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; on the day of the Palio a three hour afternoon tour with a visit to the ancient costume rooms of the 'Drappelloni'.
Guides speak Italian, English, French, German and Spanish. To book this package (Palio ticket, meal, two tours and assistance from on-site staff) use the links here below (minimum 2 people).

Siena Palio Package - gallery ticket, lunch, post-Palio meal and 6 hour guided tour

  • Private 6 hour guided tour in the morning including a private Contrada museum visit with Contrada flags and Medieval costumes.
  • Brunch with typical Sienese products at a tavern in the historical centre.
  • Ticket for the Palio race: tribune access.
  • Dinner after Palio at a restaurant in Piazza del Campo.

A ticket to view the Palio from a seat in specially-erected galleries ringing the Piazza del Campo; 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'; a light lunch/brunch 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 (minimum 2 people).

Palio package tour with accommodation (Pack A)

  • Brunch with typical Sienese products at a tavern in the historical centre.
  • Private 3 hour tour with guide.
  • Dress Rehearsal dinner at Contrada.
  • Ticket for the Palio race: tribune access.
  • Accommodation and breakfasts.

Accommodation-inclusive packages (for a minimum of two people, double room occupancy) featuring tour, meals, Palio ticket and accommodation offered as two options. The dates and descriptions cited below assume a 2 night stay, but you may opt for one or more extra night's accommodation as part of your package - just let us know your desired check-in date during the booking process:

  • Silver option: Stay in country farmhouse accommodation, 1st - 3rd July or 15th - 17th August.
  • Gold option: Stay in a Boutique Hotel (historical residence), 1st - 3rd July or 15th - 17th August.

Day one sees you arriving at your accommodation followed by brunch with typical Sienese products at a tavern in the historical centre of Siena. Next is a private three hour guided tour of classical Siena, taking in the Church of San Domenico, the Duomo (inside and out) and Piazza del Campo, venue for the Palio race itself. After that it's participation in one of the meals (wine included) 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.

Day two is breakfast at your accommodation, then morning free-time before it's back to Piazza del Campo to view the Palio from a seat in specially-erected galleries ringing the Piazza del Campo (you'll likely be in the Fonte Gaia area).

Day three is breakfast at your accommodation followed by checkout. Guides speak Italian, English, French, German and Spanish and your package includes on-site staff assistance. It does not include any transfers or hotel taxes and tips.

Palio package tour with accommodation (Pack B)

  • Brunch with typical Sienese products at a tavern in the historical centre.
  • Private 3 hour tour with guide.
  • Dress Rehearsal dinner at Contrada.
  • Dinner after Palio at a restaurant in Piazza del Campo.
  • Ticket for the Palio race: tribune access.
  • Accommodation and breakfasts.

Accommodation-inclusive packages (for a minimum of two people, double room occupancy) featuring tour, meals, Palio ticket and accommodation offered as two options. The dates and descriptions cited below assume a 2 night stay, but you may opt for one or more extra night's accommodation as part of your package - just let us know your desired check-in date during the booking process:

  • Silver option: Stay in country farmhouse accommodation, 1st - 3rd July or 15th - 17th August.
  • Gold option: Stay in a Boutique Hotel (historical residence), 1st - 3rd July or 15th - 17th August.

Day one sees you arriving at your accommodation followed by brunch with typical Sienese products at a tavern in the historical centre of Siena. Next is a private three hour guided tour of classical Siena, taking in the Church of San Domenico, the Cathedral (inside and out) and Piazza del Campo, venue for the Palio race itself. There's also a a private Contrada museum visit with Contrada flags and Medieval costumes. After that it's participation in one of the meals (wine included) 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.

Day two is breakfast at your accommodation, then a private before it's back to Piazza del Campo to view the Palio from a seat in specially-erected galleries ringing the Piazza del Campo (you'll likely be in the Fonte Gaia area).

Day three is breakfast at your accommodation followed by checkout. Guides speak Italian, English, French, German and Spanish and your package includes on-site staff assistance. It does not include any transfers or hotel taxes and tips.

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Payment and cancellation terms:

Payment is due in full at time of reservation. NO refund is possible once the order has been confirmed. We cannot accept cancellations, however tickets may be transferred to another person.

In case of bad weather the race will takes place the following day and your ticket is automatically valid - again, tickets are non refundable. In the case of cancellation or rescheduling of the Palio (as well as trial run/Contrada meals) due to bad weather or other extraordinary event, tickets are non refundable.

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