Get a taste of Tuscan traditions and experience the famous Palio Horse Race! After all, it's one of the most exciting events in Siena. On this day trip from Florence, you will enjoy an informative yet entertaining Siena guided tour. Next, you will watch the exhilarating live horse racing that takes place on the historic Piazza del Campo. The race is an old tradition in Siena and consists of ten riders riding the horses bareback dressed each dressed in colors representing ten of the seventeen contrade (city districts). Finally, the day will end with a delicious Tuscan dinner at a restaurant on the same piazza. Read more
Prices for Children from 0-12 years old: free of charge
Check-in closes 30 min before departure
Not suitable for children under 3 years of age
EN, ES, IT RUS, CH, JA require a minimum of 4 participants
Optional: Balcony or bleacher place: from 450,00 per person
The Palio Horse Race is a famous event that takes place only twice a year in Piazza del Campo, in Siena. The first race is on July 2 and the second on August 16. Being a rather special event, it gets really busy.
The Palio di Siena (also known as Il Palio) is a thrilling horse race that takes place twice a year, on July 2 and August 16, in the medieval Siena. During the event, ten riders dressed in district colors ride bareback in circles around the Piazza del Campo covered with a thick layer of dirt for the occasion. The race itself runs three laps of the Piazza and normally doesn't last longer than 90 seconds. It's so speedy many jockeys end up flying off their horses as they don't manage to survive the sharp turns!