Palio of Siena Horse Race Tickets

Palio of Siena Horse Race Tickets

Experience the thrill of Palio of Siena, the oldest horse race in the world on August 16th

Tour type: Private , Duration: 4 Hours

Product ID: 41910
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Discover Siena and enjoy fantastic balcony seats at Palio of Siena, the oldest horse race in the world!
The Palio of Siena takes place normally twice a year, on July 2nd in honor of the Madonna of Provenzano and on August 16th for the Assumption.
The race takes place in the central square of Siena, Piazza del Campo, unique for its original shell shape and renowned throughout the world for its beauty and architectural integrity. 
The "Career", as the race is traditionally called, is a competition between Contradas (each of the seventeen historical divisions within the medieval walls of the city) in the form of a carousel horse of medieval origin.
The history of the Palio of Siena is very detailed and complex and has its roots in an age still more remote. In Italian cities of the 12th and 13th centuries horse racing was organised both as a public spectacle and competition between the various horse farms owned by the noble citizens. These origins ideally represent the various pageants that still take place in Italy.
The prize is the Latin pallium (woolen cloak) which was usually a cloth of very fine...

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Discover Siena and enjoy fantastic balcony seats at Palio of Siena, the oldest horse race in the world!
The Palio of Siena takes place normally twice a year, on July 2nd in honor of the Madonna of Provenzano and on August 16th for the Assumption.
The race takes place in the central square of Siena, Piazza del Campo, unique for its original shell shape and renowned throughout the world for its beauty and architectural integrity. 
The "Career", as the race is traditionally called, is a competition between Contradas (each of the seventeen historical divisions within the medieval walls of the city) in the form of a carousel horse of medieval origin.
The history of the Palio of Siena is very detailed and complex and has its roots in an age still more remote. In Italian cities of the 12th and 13th centuries horse racing was organised both as a public spectacle and competition between the various horse farms owned by the noble citizens. These origins ideally represent the various pageants that still take place in Italy.
The prize is the Latin pallium (woolen cloak) which was usually a cloth of very fine cloth that was used for different purposes. 
Admire the unique views from the most beautiful balcony curve, St. Martin and enjoy a buffet aperitif.
Please note: The historic medieval parade will start at 4pm, followed the race at 7pm.

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Tour Timings
July 2nd and August 16th 2018 - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Group size
1 - 6
Languages
English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian
The meeting point
Piazza del Campo

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Includes
  • Ticket to Palio of Siena, the oldest horse race in the world
  • Seat in the St.Martin balcony curve
  • Buffet aperitif
  • Accommodation (can be added on request)

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Product ID: 41910

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