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Palio walking tour

Palio walking tour - Wine and Tours by Enocuriosi

 

Get to know the seven centuries old Sienese tradition. Gain access to a Contrada Church and museum to sink deeper into the magic atmosphere of the world famous horse race. Every day

 

 

 

 

Learn about the rituals of the 17 Contrade and the strong sense of belonging of the Sienese people to their communities. The Palio is run twice a year in the magical setting of Piazza del Campo, do not miss the chance to learn everything about this unique race and to visit the off limit territory of a Contrada.

 

QUOTE FOR EACH PERSON: 20.00 €

EXECUTION DATES: Every day

DURATION: 1 h 30 min.

FROM: Siena, Piazza Del Campo 69

AT TIME: 3:00 pm (check in closes 15min before departure)

 

THE QUOTE INCLUDES:

• Departure from Piazza del Campo.

• Visit of the Palazzo Pubblico Courtyard.

• Visit of the Contrada of the Onda, its museum and church.

• View of Siena from the Orti dei Tolomei.

• Visit of the Contrada of Selva hidden stable.

 

 

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July 1 and August 15 Morning starting h.10,00 for 2 hours

Guided tour of Siena

Departure from Piazza del Campo, one of the squares more beautiful in Italy, with an explanation of the history and medieval architecture, visit one of the 17 districts of Siena with an explanation of the district and the Palio race. You will see the towers and the most beautiful buildings of the city, understanding which was the building change city; along the main street of the old town we will talk of the street "Francigena", the pilgrim route that connects England, France, Italy and Spain; arrive in Duomo*, where we will visit its interior speaking of important artists such as Nicola Pisano, Donatello, Michelangelo and Bernini. With this visit we will discuss the most important monuments, knowing the history and culture of Siena.
 
July 1 and August 15 Afternoon departure h.3,00 pm for 2 hours
OR 2 July and 16 August Morning starting h.9,00 for 2 hours

Guided tour of Siena

Departure from Piazza del Campo, one of the squares more beautiful in Italy, with an explanation of the history and medieval architecture, visit one of the 17 districts of Siena with an explanation of the district and the Palio race. You will see the towers and the most beautiful buildings of the city, understanding which was the building change city; along the main street of the old town we will talk of the street "Francigena", the pilgrim route that connects England, France, Italy and Spain; we will arrive in Piazza Duomo square that includes the Cathedral of Siena, Palazzo Bishop and the old hospital, the Santa Maria della Scala. With this visit we will discuss the most important monuments, knowing the history and culture of Siena.
Afternoon closed Cathedral.
 
July 2 and August 16 Afternoon departure h.2,00 pm for 2 hours

Blessing of the Horse

Tour starts with introduction of the city, History and Architecture. Tour focused on the history of the most important horse race in Italy, Il Palio di Siena. You could understand the history of the districts and why of their symbols (animals). Why we run the race on July 2 and August 16? With this tour you'll understand why these dates and we will see the blessing of the horse of one of the districts that will run the Palio. Sara 'can see the parade, but above all to know its history and meaning. At the end of the tour your guide will take up to your seats to see the race in Piazza.
This is one of the most beautiful tour in this magnificent city where we can feel a bit from Siena.
 
DEPARTURE FROM: Emporio Mediterraneo, Via Casato di Sotto 12
PRICE PER PERSON: € 20,00 (*excluding visit to the Duomo, extra € 8,00 pp)

 


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