For holders of U.S. passport: the passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of departure. ie. if you leave the U.S. on August 10, 2019 then the expiration date would need to be February 10, 2020 (or after).
Villa Arbia located in the Chianti countryside 7 miles outside of Siena, the villa property is an elegant residence for family vacations…..
12 – 18 Persons
….. beautiful 13th century villa located in the Chianti area, approximately 7 miles from Siena. This villa (3,500 sq ft) is characterized by a watch-tower to which two lateral structures were added over time. The 27-hectare estate where the villa resides produces its own wine which can be served at the villa upon request.
1 Double bedroom w/ en-suite bathroom with shower
1 Double bedroom w/ private bathroom with shower
2 Double bedrooms sharing a bathroom with shower
1 bedroom w/ Bunk Beds sharing a bath with shower
1 Triple bedroom (double queen bed + single person bed) w/ en-suite bathroom with shower
1 Triple bedroom (double queen bed + single person bed) w/ private bathroom with tub/shower
1 Double bedroom w/ en-suite bathroom with shower
All bedrooms have A/C with exception of the bedroom with the bunk beds
Ground Floor: Much attention has been dedicated to the interiors during the restoration to maintain the structure as original as possible. This is visible in the wood beamed ceilings throughout, the stone walls, and especially on the ground floor where big arches frame the different areas of the spacious living room. The main dining area can accommodate up to 20 persons and guests; you then have the well-appointed, fully equipped kitchen and also an additional dining area located on the opposite side of the floor which offers a large table to seat up to 12, plus a sitting area with sofas and corner reading room and a guest bathroom to complete the floor.
First Floor: Living room with A/C, fireplace, two sofas and area designed for apertif or wine tasting.
Second Floor: Living room featuring a comfortable sitting area with fireplace and TV.
Third Floor: in the tower with a small art collection, large windows for fantastic views of the surrounding landscape.
– Private outdoor dining table.
– Various sophisticated lounging and dining areas, both by the pool and the stunning terrace facing the vineyards.
– Lawns surround the property make it ideal for children to play.
– Private swimming pool w/ chaise lounge chairs
Included with rent
– Electricity, A/C, water and final cleaning
– Housecleaning (up to 4 hours) every 2 days; except Sun
– Midweek change of towels (Wed)
– Wi-Fi internet
– Weekly gardener and pool maintenance
Not included with rent
– Heating charges, if used: €60 per day
– Extra housekeeping service: €30 per hour
– Laundry and ironing service: €30 per hour
– Cook service depending on availability: inquire for price
– Arrival welcome dinner: €60 per person
Terms & Conditions
Our Palio Special Event Villa Packages (“Package”) are NOT an Escorted Group Tour. The Package is a combination of services and products designed for independent travelers that wish to enjoy the freedom of an un-escorted trip with the convenience and value of a package price. The Package does not include transportation, transfers, tour escort (other than on guided Siena City Tour), or any services not explicitly listed on the invoice provided to you for your reservation. If you wish to have such additional services, please let us know as they can be added. The support for the program comes from our own on-site personnel and other professionals who we know personally and have worked with for many years.
Payments: Full payment is required for reservations made in the same calendar year as the Palio you wish to attend. For the Villa Package reservations made in the year prior to the Palio you wish to attend (i.e you wish to attend the July Palio of 2020 and reservation is made in November of 2019), a 50% deposit is required (“Deposit Reservations”). Payments can be made by direct credit card (VISA, M/C, AMEX) or by Euro Bank Transfer. Any necessary Balance Payments will be due February 1st (July Palio) or March 1st (August Palio) or other dates as specified for your reservation. For Deposit Reservations made with an initial direct credit card deposit payment, the Balance Payment will automatically be charged to the credit card provided, unless the reservation is otherwise cancelled or notice is given to use an alternate form of payment. If the credit card on file is not found to be valid at the time of the Balance Payment, the reservation is subject to cancellation according to the terms found below (Customer Cancellations). Prices for unpaid balances on Deposit Reservations are subject to change.
Credit Card payments are processed in USD currency and processed using a financial exchange rate, which is defined as current market exchange rate plus 2.5%. American Express, VISA, MasterCard and DiscoverCard are accepted for reservation payments.
Ticket Delivery: Actual Palio Tickets for the race will be given to you in Siena at determined meeting point. Once your reservation is fully paid, a detailed ticket information package will be emailed to you, listing all the necessary Siena contact information, ticket vouchers, plus (if determined) the pick up location. Our tour director and other company personnel are in Siena for each race. We do not mail Palio tickets for several logistical reasons. Only one set of tickets is printed in the weeks prior to the race dates. Actual tickets are claimed in Siena for the respective races (July 2 or August 16th) to avoid any problems (i.e. lost in the regular mail; forgotten at home).
IF YOU DECIDE TO CANCEL, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE COMPANY IN WRITING OF YOUR INTENT TO CANCEL.
Customer Cancellations: if you are not able to attend the Palio and wish to cancel your reservation and your notice to cancel is received prior to 60 days before the Start Date (June 29th or August 13th) and if another buyer can be found for the Villa or Tickets by either party, then the Company can provide for a refund for the resale price of the Package, net of any transaction costs so incurred, including but not limited to credit card service charges, reservation transfer fees and or commissions.
Deposits on villa accommodations are not refundable unless another customer (buyer) can be found.
Event Cancellations: In the case of rain, the Palio race will be rescheduled to run on the following day. Your tickets are valid for the rescheduled race. There are no refunds if you are not able to stay over for the rescheduled race. Cancellations of any trial race, or the Contrada Dinner or City Tour due to weather conditions are not refundable. The Company reserves the right to cancel the Cooking Class or Wine Tour option at any time if sufficient reservations are not received or for other unforeseen reasons that impair the success or enjoyment of either activity as part of any Palio Package. If these optional activities are cancelled, all deposits and or payments related to these optional activities will be returned in full. No refunds are made for unused portions of any reservation, including but not limited to missed meals, missed guided tours, Tickets (includes airline tickets), or non-use of hotel room or property rental.
Passports & Visas: All customers must posses a valid passport and/or any visas or special travel documents that can be used a proof of citizenship. The Company accepts no liability for clients improperly documented.
Travel Insurance Protection: To cover costs associated with your reservation, the Company encourages you to consider purchasing a travel insurance policy. The Company does not supply or support any one company in this regard but can make suggestions as to the companies that provide this service – see these options are found in a link at the bottom of this webpage “Insurance”.
General Conditions & Disclaimers: Confirmation and payment of any reservation constitutes acceptance of the financial agreements between the Company and the Customer and the provisions of this agreement are in effect. The Company is acting as a tour operator responsible for arranging reservations for the services as outlined in the website paliotours.com. All suppliers providing transportation, guided tours, and lodging for the Company have no legal affiliation, nor are they employees of the Company. The Company assumes no responsibility or liability for any claims, damages, expenses or other financial loss, whether to person or property, arising from, but not limited to, injury, accident, death, delay, alteration or inconvenience, by whatever cause, including airline scheduling, default, strike, terrorism, war, hostility, civil disturbance, quarantine, or resulting directly or indirectly from any other acts of nature. Under no circumstances is the Company to be construed as a Common Carrier under contract for safe carriage of the passenger or his/her baggage and personal belongings.
Atlantic Ventures USA,Inc. is registered as a Seller of Travel in the states of Florida, Registration No. ST-33263, doing business as Palio Tours (paliotours.com). The Company is not liable in respect to personal injury, loss or damage of personal property or loss of life, while engaged in the tours or other services provided herein. The Company is not responsible for third party cancellations for any reason due to unforeseen circumstances (such as war or terrorism) and or other international events beyond its control. It is recommended that clients arrange travel insurances for medical, personal, property, or cancellation.
Prices & Package Options
Palio Package Prices:
From Euro 1,935 per person w/ 18 persons
For 2020: July Palio rental week is June 27 – July 4; August Palio is August 15 – 22
For 2021: July Palio rental week is June 26 – July 3; August Palio is August 14 – 21
Palio Package Includes: Villa (7 nights) + Palio Tickets (options found on reservation page) + Contrada Dinner + City Tour + Welcome Dinner + Transfers to/from Siena
The above price includes Grandstand Seat tickets; other ticket options (and price adjustment) can be found on the reservation request page.
Ask for pricing for less than 18 persons
Prices (including Palio Package) are Weekly Saturday to Saturday
Check-in: Sat from 16.00 (4pm) to 19:00 (7pm)
Check-out: Sat 9.00 (9am)
– Air Conditioning (in 7 of the 8 bedrooms)
– SAT-TV systems
– Wi-Fi Internet Connection
– Swimming Pool
– Washing Machine
– Security deposit: €1,500 held by agency
– Manager and gardener live in an annex located on the estate, but separate from the villa
– Tourist tax: € 1.50 per person/per day for the first 7 days (age 14 and under are exempt) – paid in cash, locally