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Siena: Palio Walking Tour

Siena: Palio Walking Tour

From US$ 226.61 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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  • 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
Full description
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.
  • Local and expert tour guide
  • Entrance into a contrada
  • Entrance into Siena Cathedral
  • Tasting of sweets and wine
    Covid-19 precautions

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

    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive 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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    Federica put her heart and soul into it, great

    July 28, 2021

    Sehr schöne und lebhaft dargestellte Stadtführung. Besonderen Dank an unsere Stadtführerin Camilla , die Siena lebt! Camilla hat uns die Stadt und das Palio von Siena sehr lebhaft, spannend und interessant näher gebracht . Vielen Dank !!!!

    October 16, 2022


    September 27, 2021


    Product ID: 238457