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Palio Tickets – Packages & Options 2018

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Palio Tickets Siena Package & Options

Our il Palio Ticket package prices with hotels are per person double occupancy; provide 3 nights (additional nights can be added) and include your choice of Palio Tickets, plus Contrada banquet Dinner tickets and a Siena City tour with entrance to a Contrada Museum. The typical 3 nights for the July race are June 30th, July 1st and 2nd; for the August race, they are the 14th, 15th and 16th. Other ticket package options include a hotel outside of Siena (e.g. Borgo Scopeto 5 nights) a selection of Apartments in Siena’s historical center or a Tuscan Villa Rental. Apartment and Villa package prices are based on the number of persons and provide up to 5 nights inclusive (for apartments) and 7 nights inclusive (for villas).

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The Palio in Siena is not just a horse race. It is a festival that lives in the hearts and souls of the people of Siena. Our ticket package offers each customer our 20 years of personal experience with this unique event. We offer not only our intimate knowledge, but also what is important for you – a variety accommodation options and activities; all combined with select palio ticket locations (the most important item!).

The arrangements were great and you helped us understand that the Palio is so much more than the race. We really did not know what to expect – but everything was first class.”

John B. (CA) – Palio July 2017

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Just wanted to say “thanks” for all your help in providing us with a great Palio experience. As well as the “big event”, everything else from the airport transfers to the Contrada dinner made the trip special for us. The guide on the museum tour revealed lots of insights that we’d never have gotten to know if we’d have done it alone … “

Frank T. (UK) – Palio July 2016

 

” … Really appreciated your time & knowledge. One item off the bucket list, but I think we may be back! .. ” John A. (UK) – Palio July 2015

 

” All the hotels were outstanding, the transfers you arranged were perfect and the entire 3 days at the Palio were off the charts! There wasn’t anything you missed, everything was superb…

Robert B. (USA) – Palio August 2014

 

” … Can never watch another horse race… (They don’t compare).”

R. Scheible. (UK) – Palio July 2012

Hotel –  Palio Ticket Packages

The Palio in Siena is a 4 day event; it takes more than simply buying a ticket and then to arrive to Siena on the day of the race only to watch a few horses circle a track.

For those who want to truly understand the unique pageantry and history, we offer our hotel/ticket packages.

Packages are priced according to hotel and ticket selection. Additional nights can be added to any package.

Reservations are now being accepted for Palio 2018

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Your VIP Package Includes:

  • Classic Room – 3 nights w/ daily breakfast + VAT
  • Palio Tickets – Balcony or Grandstand Seats at Start Line
  • Contrada Dinner Tickets – night before the final race day
  • Personal Guide (2 days)
  • Private City/Contrada Museum Tour
  • Horse Blessing – day of the race w/ guide/escort
  • Historical Parade – in the campo day of the race
  • On-Site Support

Priced From: Euro 2.410,00 per person, double occupancy

Additional Nights: + 235,00 per person

 

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grand continental

The only 5-star hotel in Siena. This 17 century palazzo has been restored to its original beauty, offering its own in-house restaurant and rooftop terrace and wine bar. Daily breakfast and free WiFi are included. Hotel parking is extra (Euro 45 / daily); paid directly to the hotel. Classic Double rooms are in the package; upgrades available subject to availability.

Your Days of the Palio Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Room – 5 nights w/ daily breakfast + VAT; parking
  • Free access to the pools, tennis court and Fitness Center
  • Palio Tickets – select Balcony Seats or Grandstand Seats
  • Siena City Tour w/ entrance to a Contrada Museum
  • Viewing of the Horse Assignments
  • Trial Race Tickets
  • Chianti Wine Tour w/ Lunch
  • Transportation and Transfers during the program
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Contrada Dinner – night before the final race day
  • Horse Blessing – day of the race
  • Historical Parade – in the campo day of the race
  • Our On-site Support

Priced from Euro 2.115,00 per person, double occupancy

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borgo scopeto

We feature this historical property for our 5 night Days of the Palio package. Located in the Chianti, the property is fully restored to its original beauty, offering an on-sight restaurant, daily breakfast, free WiFi (hotel parking), as well as outdoor and indoor pools, spa and exercise facilities. Rooms in the package are Double Deluxe; upgrades available, subject to availability. Transfers to/from Siena, plus transportation for the winery tour are provided as part of this package.

Your VIP Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Room – min 4 nights w/ daily breakfast + VAT
  • Tickets – select Balcony Seats or Grandstand Seats
  • Contrada Dinner Tickets – night before the final race day
  • Personal Guide (2 days)
  • Private City/Contrada Museum Tour
  • Horse Blessing – day of the race w/ guide/escort
  • Historical Parade – in the campo day of the race
  • On-Site Support

Priced from Euro 1.760,00 per person, double occupancy

Additional Nights: + Euro 190,00 per person

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relais degli angeli

An elegant period residence offers elegantly styled rooms with frescoe ceilings Only a small number of rooms provide a boutique 4-star hotel in the historical center. Breakfast, free Wi-Fi; SAT TV inlcuded. Our primary room are Deluxe and subject to availability. 4 night minimum required.

Your Custom Package Includes:

  • Superior Room – 3 nights w/ daily breakfast; parking; VAT
  • Palio Tickets – select Balcony Seats or Grandstand Seats
  • Siena City tour w/ entrance to a Contrada Museum
  • Contrada Dinner – night before the final race day
  • Horse Blessing – day of the race
  • Historical Parade – in the campo day of the race
  • On-Site Support

Priced From: Euro 1.210,00 per person, double occupancy

Additional Nights: + Euro 130,00 per person

Single Supplement: Euro 400,00

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Offers in-house restaurant and rooftop terrace for countryside views. Free buffet available during the Palio dates; located Inside the historical city walls. Breakfast included and free Wifi. Hotel parking is included. Rooms in our package are Superior w/ city view; upgrades are also available, subject to availability at the time of your request.

Your Custom Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Room – 3 nights w/ daily breakfast; parking; VAT
  • Palio Tickets – select Balcony Seats or Grandstand Seats
  • Siena City tour w/ entrance to a Contrada Museum
  • Contrada Dinner – night before the final race day
  • Horse Blessing – day of the race
  • Historical Parade – in the campo day of the race
  • On-Site Support

Priced from Euro 1.195,00 per person, double occupancy

Additional Nights: + Euro 140,00 per person

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lobby-hotel garden

Sitting in an exclusive panoramic position nearby Siena’s historic center, the hotel was restored from an 18th century villa. Although not directly in the city center, the hotel provides an oasis of amenities with its on-site restaurant and pool/patio areas. Breakfast and hotel parking also included; free WiFi; SAT TV. Our Superior rooms are in the main villa, subject to availability at the time of your request.

Your Custom Package Includes:

  • Garden View Room – 3 nights w/ daily breakfast; prkg; VAT
  • Palio Tickets – select Balcony Seats or Grandstand Seats
  • Siena City tour w/ entrance to a Contrada Museum
  • Contrada Dinner – night before the final race day
  • Horse Blessing – day of the race
  • Historical Parade – in the campo day of the race
  • On-Site Support

Priced from Euro 1.175,00 per person, double occupancy

Additional Nights: + Euro 120,00 per person

Single Supplement: Euro 390,00

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garden-ravizza

Historical palazzo, considered a superior 3-star with a garden and countryside view. Inside the historical city walls. Breakfast, free WiFi and hotel parking are included. Rooms in the package are with Standard Double w/ garden view; upgrades are subject to availability at the time of our request.

Your Custom Package Includes:

  • Garden View room – 3 nights w/ daily breakfast and VAT
  • Palio Tickets – select Balcony Seats or Grandstand Seats
  • Siena City tour w/ entrance to a Contrada Museum
  • Contrada Dinner – night before the final race day
  • Horse Blessing – day of the race
  • Historical Parade – in the campo day of the race
  • On-Site Support

Priced from Euro 1.090,00 per person, double occupancy

Additional Nights: + Euro 90,00 per person

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Just outside the historic city walls at Porta Romana, its location still offers easy walking distance to the city center, plus beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside from the private garden. Breakfast included; free WiFi; hotel parking available at extra cost (Euro 15 / daily), paid directly to the hotel. Rooms in our package are with garden view, subject to availabilities.

Your Custom Package Includes:

  • Double Room – 3 nights w/ daily breakfast; parking; VAT
  • Palio Tickets – select Balcony Seats or Grandstand Seats
  • Siena City tour w/ entrance to a Contrada Museum
  • Contrada Dinner – night before the final race day
  • Horse Blessing – day of the race
  • Historical Parade – in the campo day of the race
  • On-Site Support

Priced from Euro 1.035,00 per person, double occupancy

Additional Nights: + Euro 95,00 per person

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borgo grondaie

B&B style property is outside the historical city near the Siena train station. Offers a private pool, hotel room or apartment style accommodations. Breakfast, free WiFi and hotel parking included. Our rooms are hotel style; apartment style units are also available, subject to availability.

Hotel/Ticket Package Prices - 2018

Combine Hotel with Ticket Options
Grandstand
Standard
Balcony
Standard
Grandstand
Start-Line
Balcony
Start-Line
Grand Continental *****
€ 2,410
€ 2,460
Borgo Scopeto **** (5 nights)
€ 2,115
€ 2,165
€ 2,270
€ 2,330
Relais degli Angeli **** (4 nights)
€ 1,760
€ 1,810
€ 1,915
€ 1,975
Hotel Athena ****
€ 1,210
€ 1,260
€ 1,365
€ 1,425
Garden Hotel ****
€ 1,195
€ 1,245
€ 1,350
€ 1,410
Palazzo Ravizza ***
€ 1,175
€ 1,225
€ 1,330
€ 1,390
Santa Caterina ***
€ 1,090
€ 1,140
€ 1,245
€ 1,305
Borgo Grondaie ***
€ 1,035
€ 1,085
€ 1,190
€ 1,250

Siena Apartment – Palio Ticket Packages

Apartment Bargello and Campo di Citta’ are only available for the Day of the Palio

All other Apartment Packages are priced per person and (in most cases) provide for up to 5 nights. Prices are not reduced for stays of less than 5 nights.

Apartment for Day of the Palio (not overnight)

The apartment overlooks Piazza del Campo.

It provides 4 large double wide windows (2 on each floor).

Each window is suitable for 4 persons (8 persons per floor).

Includes: Light buffet and drink refreshments and restrooms.

Price for 1 Window:   Euro 2.400,00

Price for 2 Windows: Euro 4.800,00

Price for 3 Windows: Euro 7.000,00

Price for Exclusive Use (4 Windows): Euro 9.200,00

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Apartment for the Day of the Palio (not overnight)

The apartment overlooks Piazza del Campo at the Start Line.

The apartment features 3 windows; each window is suitable for up to 3 persons.

Light food and drink refreshments are provided.

Restroom is available.

Price for 1 Window:   Euro 2.600,00

Price for 2 Windows: Euro 5.200,00

Price for 3 Windows: Euro 7.200,00

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Your Apartment Package Includes:

  • Private Apartment – for up to 5 nights
  • Palio Tickets – reserved Grandstand Seats
  • Siena City/Contrada Museum Tour
  • Trial Race tickets (1 of the evening trials)
  • Contrada Dinner – night before the race
  • Horse Blessing – day of the race
  • Historical Parade – in the campo prior to the race
  • On-Site Support

Palio Package Price:

Rosso: 2 persons @ Euro 1.500,00 per person
            3 persons @ Euro 1.290,00 per person
            4 persons @ Euro 1.190,00 per person

Verde: 2 persons @ Euro 1.300,00 per person
            3 persons @ Euro 1.160,00 per person

Other ticket options can be selected on the Reservation page.

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Located on the edge of the historical center; Camollia offers two apartments to choose from – each is updated with a complete European style. The apartments are completely furnished and offer a comfortable layout for those clients who can appreciate the convenience of the city center location.

Each apartment has its own private entrance, but together, share a private exterior entry door. Combined the apartments can accommodate up to 7 persons.

  • Rosso provides master bedroom w/ double bed + single day bed + living room sofa bed
  • Verde provides master bedroom w/ double bed + living room sofa bed
  • Each apartment is with full showered bath
  • Fully equipped European style kitchens
  • Air Conditioning; Central Heating
  • LCD TV (w/ sat-cable channels)
  • Internet access

Check-in: 15.00 (3pm) / Check-out: 11.00 (11am)
Not Included: Siena City Tax

Our Camollia apartments DO NOT overlook the Campo – but the apartments can be rented for overnight and then combined with individual Palio Tickets to view the Campo where Siena’s Palio horse race takes place (July 2 or August 16).  The package price includes Palio Tickets (reserved seats) in the Grandstands (other ticket options can be selected on the Reservation Page).

Your Apartment Package Includes:

  • Private Apartment – for up to 5 nights
  • Palio Tickets – Grandstand Seats
  • Siena City/Contrada Museum Tour
  • Trial Race Tickets (1 of the evening trials)
  • Contrada Dinner – night before the race
  • Horse Blessing – day of the race
  • Historical Parade – in the campo prior to the race
  • On-Site Support

Palio Package Price:
     4 persons @ Euro 1.190,00 per person
     2 persons @ Euro 1.495,00 per person

Other ticket options can be selected on the Reservation page.

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Located in the historical centre of Siena, the 2-bedroom apartment is newly renovated with a clean and sophisticated styling. It is but a few steps away from the center of the city, Piazza del Campo. The apartment is for those clients who can appreciate the the city center location.

  • Sleeps 4 to 5 persons
  • 2 Double Bedrooms + 1 Single Bed
  • 2 Showered bathrooms
  • Fully equipped European style kitchen
  • Central Heating
  • TV (w/ sat-cable channels)
  • Internet Wi-Fi
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine

Check-in: 15.00 (3pm) / Check-out: 11.00 (11am)
Not Included: Siena City Tax

The apartment DOES NOT overlook the Campo, but it can be rented for overnight and then combined with individual Palio Tickets to view the campo where Siena’s Palio horse race takes place (July 2 or August 16).  The package price includes Palio Tickets (reserved seats) in the Grandstands (other ticket options can be selected on the Reservation Page).

Your Apartment Package Includes:

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 double bedrooms + 2 single rooms
  • 3 full baths + 1 half bath (toilet & sink)
  • Fully equipped eat-in kitchen
  • TV-LCD flat screen (w/ cable channels)
  • Internet Wi-Fi
  • Washing machine and Dryer

Palio Package Price:
     8 persons @ Euro 1.475,00 per person
     Ask us for pricing for less than 8 persons

Other ticket options can be selected on the Reservation page.

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Located in the historical center of Siena, 5 minutes from the Duomo and 10 minute walk to Piazza del Campo, the apartment is inside an historic palazzo. Originally a convent, the palazzo was designed and built in the 16th century and then later purchased in the 18th century by a local Siena family and converted to town home. With its western exposures the apartment offers beautiful views over the countryside with a changing panorama and sunset views.

Check-in: 15.00 (3pm) / Check-out: 11.00 (11am)
Not Included: Siena City Tax

The apartment DOES NOT overlook the Campo, but it can be rented for overnight and then combined with individual Palio Tickets to view the campo where Siena’s Palio horse race takes place (July 2 or August 16).  Palio Ticket options are provided on the Reservation page.

Your Apartment Package Includes:

  • Private Apartment – for up to 5 nights
  • Palio Tickets – reserved Grandstand Seats
  • Siena City/Contrada Museum Tour
  • Trial Race tickets (1 of the evening trial races)
  • Contrada Dinner – night before the race
  • Horse Blessing – day of the race
  • Historical Parade – in the campo prior to the race
  • On-Site Support

Palio Package Price:

Prima Suite: 2 persons @ Euro 1.580,00 per person

Family Suite: 4 persons @ Euro 1.300,00 per person

Deluxe Suite: 5 persons @ Euro 1.470,00 per person

Palio Ticket options can be selected on the Reservation page.

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Three Apartments to Select (all with air conditioning and sound proof windows):

Prima Suite: featured in the photos above is suitable for 2 persons; overlooks via di Citta’ w/ master bedroom, showered bathroom, living room and separate kitchen.

Family Suite: suitable for 4 persons; overlooks via di Citta’, plus a view of the Duomo; w/ master bedroom (King bed), a double/twin bedroom; 1 bathroom with large shower, living room and kitchen.

Deluxe Suite: suitable for 5 persons; w/ master bedroom (King bed) and en-suite bathroom (shower), a double/queen bedroom; 1 bedroom w/ single day bed; 2nd bathroom w/ shower/jacuzzi; living room and kitchen.

Check-in: 15.00 (3pm) / Check-out: 11.00 (11am)
Not Included: Siena City Tax

The apartments DO NOT overlook the Campo, but it can be rented for overnight and then combined with individual Palio Tickets to view the campo where Siena’s Palio horse race takes place (July 2 or August 16).  The package price includes Palio Tickets (reserved seats) in the Grandstands (other ticket options can be selected on the Reservation Page).

Your Apartment Package Includes:

  • Private Apartment – for up to 5 nights
  • Palio Tickets – reserved Grandstand Seats
  • Siena City/Contrada Museum Tour
  • Trial Race Tickets (1 of the evening trial races)
  • Contrada Dinner – night before the race
  • Horse Blessing – day of the race
  • Historical Parade – in the campo prior to the race
  • On-Site Support

Palio Package Price:
   6 Persons @ Euro 1.100,00 per person

Palio Ticket options can be selected on the Reservation page.

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Two story apartment to accommodate 6 persons. The first floor consists of a spacious living room with suitably equipped kitchen with seating for 6-8 people, a sofa bed and a flat-screen TV, two bathrooms with a large shower, a double bedroom with twin beds, a bedroom with a large single bed. On the mezzanine floor it is located a master bedroom with private bathroom.

The apartment is equipped with amenities, such as a microwave oven, flat screen TV, wi-fi internet, hair dryer, washing machine, dishwasher and electric oven.

Check-in: 15.00 (3pm) / Check-out: 11.00 (11am)
Not Included: Siena City Tax

The apartment DOES NOT overlook the Campo, but it can be rented for overnight and then combined with individual Palio Tickets to view the campo where Siena’s Palio horse race takes place (July 2 or August 16). Reserved Grandstand Seat tickets are included in the package; other ticket options can be selected on the Reservation page.

Your Apartment Package Includes:

  • Private Apartment – for up to 5 nights
  • Palio Tickets – Grandstand Seats
  • Siena City/Contrada Museum Tour
  • Trial Race Tickets (1 of the evening trial races)
  • Contrada Dinner – night before the race
  • Horse Blessing – day of the race
  • Historical Parade – in the campo prior to the race
  • On-Site Support

Palio Package Price:
   4 Persons @ Euro 1.190,00 per person

Palio Ticket options can be selected on the Reservation page.

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Apartment consists of a large living room with a well equipped kitchen, dining table; a sofa bed, a showered bathroom; one bedroom suite with sitting area and one bedroom with twin beds. The apartment is equipped with all the amenities to make your stay enjoyable, such as a microwave oven, electric oven, flat screen TV, wi-fi internet, hair dryer, washing machine, and dishwasher.

Check-in: 15.00 (3pm) / Check-out: 11.00 (11am)
Not Included: Siena City Tax

The apartment DOES NOT overlook the Campo, but it can be rented for overnight and then combined with individual Palio Tickets to view the campo where Siena’s Palio horse race takes place (July 2 or August 16). Grandstand Seat tickets are included; other ticket options can be selected on the Reservation page.

Your Apartment Package Includes:

  • Private Window at the Start/Finish Line
  • Siena City/Contrada Museum Tour
  • Trial Race (prova generale)
  • Contrada Dinner – night before the race
  • Horse Blessing (day of the race)
  • Historical Parade (in the campo prior to the race)
  • Light Refreshments during the race + restroom
  • On-Site Support

Palio Package Price:
    2 persons @ Euro 2.135,00 per person
    3 persons @ Euro 1.875,00 per person

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Located in the historical center of Siena, the 1-bedroom apartment offers a clean and sophisticated styling. It overlooks via di Citta’, Siena’s main street that encircles the city “square”, Piazza del Campo. The apartment can be rented for overnight and then combined with another apartment for its private window that provides a clear view over the Campo (where Siena’s famous Palio horse race takes place July 2 or August 16).

  • Sleeps 2 + 1
  • 1 Bedroom w/ King Bed + Sofa Bed in Living Space
  • Showered bathroom
  • Fully equipped european style kitchenette
  • Central  A/C and Heating
  • TV (w/ sat-cable channels)
  • Internet Wi-Fi

Check-in: 15.00 (3pm) / Check-out: 11.00 (11am)
Not Included: Siena City Tax

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Hotel Options

Borgo Grondaie *** B&B style property is outside the historical city near the Siena train station. Offers a private pool, hotel room or apartment style accommodations. Breakfast, free WiFi and hotel parking included. Our rooms are hotel style; apartment style units are also available, subject to availability.

Hotel Santa Caterina *** Just outside the historic city walls at Porta Romana, its location still offers easy walking distance to the city center, plus beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside from the private garden. Breakfast included; free WiFi; hotel parking available at extra cost (Euro 15 / daily), paid directly to the hotel. Rooms in our package are with garden view, subject to availability.

Palazzo Ravizza *** Historical palazzo, considered a superior 3-star with a garden and countryside view. Inside the historical city walls. Breakfast, free WiFi and hotel parking are included. Rooms in the package are with Standard Double w/ garden view; upgrades are subject to availability at the time of our request.

Hotel Athena **** Offers in-house restaurant and rooftop terrace for countryside views. Free buffet available during the Palio dates; located Inside the historical city walls. Breakfast included and free Wifi in lobby areas; hourly charges for room internet service. Hotel parking is included. Rooms in our package are Superior w/ city view; upgrades are also available, subject to availability at the time of your request.

Garden Hotel **** Sitting in an exclusive panoramic position nearby Siena’s historic center, the hotel was restored from an 18th century villa. Although not directly in the city center, the hotel provides an oasis of amenities with its on-site restaurant and pool/patio areas. Breakfast and hotel parking also included; free WiFi; SAT TV. Our Superior rooms are in the main villa, subject to availability at the time of your request.

Relais degli Angeli **** An elegant period residence offers elegantly styled rooms with frescoed ceiling. Only a small number of rooms provide a boutique 4-star hotel in the historical center. Breakfast, free Wi-Fi; SAT TV included. Our primary room are Deluxe and subject to availability.

Borgo Scopeto **** Our featured property for the 5 night Days of the Palio Tour. The historical property restored to its original beauty, offers on-sight restaurant. Daily breakfast, free WiFi (and hotel parking) is included. Located in Chianti, the property offers outdoor and indoor pools, spa and exercise facilities. Rooms are Double Deluxe; upgrades are available, subject to availability at the time of your request. Transfers to/from Siena are provided as part ot this hotel package.

Grand Continental ***** The only 5-star hotel in Siena. This 17 century palazzo, restored to its original beauty, offers in-house restaurant and rooftop terrace and cozy wine bar. Daily breakfast is included. WiFi is Euro 10 per 24 hours. Hotel parking is extra (Euro 45 / daily) and paid directly to the hotel. Classic Double rooms are included in our package; upgrades available subject to availability.

Siena Apartment Rentals

Our Siena Apartments are located in the historical center, some only steps away from Piazza del Campo. Information on weekly rental prices and Palio Package prices are found above or with the details on each property found here .

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Tuscan Villa Properties

Selected for their quality and style, our villas are located close to Siena to provide easy access to the city and or other areas of interest within the region. Information on weekly rental prices and Palio Package prices are found with the details on each property. Click Here to view more about our Tuscan Villa options.

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Transfers and Transportation

The following transportation services are offered to assist your arrival to Siena. Prices are each way. The services includes private A/C vehicle, English speaking driver, all road tolls, fuel and taxes. For any transfer, extra wait time is calculated at 40 per hour, either during the transfer service or while awaiting delayed flight arrivals.

Transfers TO / FROM Siena
1 – 3 Persons
4 – 6 persons
Rome Center or Airport (FCO)
€ 400
€ 420
Rome Seaport (Civitavecchia)
€ 350
€ 370
Florence Center or Airport (FLR)
€ 180
€ 190
Florence w/ stops (up to 2 hours)
€ 260
€ 280
Pisa Center or Airport (PSA)
€ 240
€ 260
Cinque Terre
€ 440
€ 460
From Areas Just Outside Siena
€ 90 – 160
€ 100 – 180

Our Palio Tickets are in the shaded sections of the campo.

A visual photo of the 4 descriptive ticket locations in the campo can be seen below. Our tickets are offered at the Start/Finish Line – Mossa, or short distances away from the start line at either Fonte Gaia or Casato. We have reserved Grandstand seats and Balcony seats (or balcony standing positions) in each of these 3 ticket locations. We also have Private Window options to offer for Palio Tickets; these are located in the Mossa, Fonte Gaia or Casato. For Trial Race tickets we have our exclusive apartment/windows in the Casato or the Mossa. We do not utilize tickets located in the section of San Martino, since it is exposed to the sun during the time of the 2 1/2 hour parade that precedes the race (the other 3 sections are in the shade.)

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Program Details

Palio Dates: June 29 to July 2 or August 13 to August 16

The Palio is a 4 day festival. Below we have outlined the activities relating to the event over the four day period and how you can enjoy them as a part of your own reservation Hotel/Ticket Package.

Day 1: (June 29 or August 13)

Arrive and check in to your hotel in Siena. Of course take an opportunity to explore the city and all its medieval charm. It is a city full of artistic heritage and architecture. The first of the trial races (tickets are optional) can be viewed on this evening.

Day 2: (June 30 or August 14)

A day for countryside excursions on your own or consider more of our Additional Options to enhance your experience. In the evening you can take part in a cooking class followed by a buffet dinner (cooking class in conducted in both Italian and English). This option is priced separately. For more details, visit our Palio FAQ in the tab section.

Day 3: (July 1 or August 15)

Typically the day offers your Siena city tour, including an exclusive visit to one of the Contrada museum (morning and afternoon times are scheduled). Mid-day provides our optional Chianti Wine tour with a visit and lunch to an historical winery near Siena. Later, in the evening you will have the opportunity to attend one of the Contrada banquet, invitation only dinners where the many members and supporters for each Contrade will dine al fresco in their own neighborhood within the historical city. Between the wine, the food and the friendliest of atmospheres, you will surely begin to understand how the Palio is more than just a horse race.

Day 4: (July 2 or August 16)

A full day of Palio related activities, before the final race in the evening. The morning brings the final trial race, then around 2:30pm opportunities abound as the individual horse blessings begin to take place and the contradaioli (Contrada members) begin their parade in medieval costume through the city, stopping at various key points to display their colors and flag waving skills. All paths will eventually lead to Piazza del Campo, where in the late afternoon (5:00pm), the formal historical parade will begin. This colorful pageantry is followed by the most famous horse race in all of Italy – Palio di Siena.

Day 5: (July 3 or August 17)

After morning breakfast, for most it will be time to check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you looking for other sights in Tuscany please let us help you with our daily tours that feature the beautiful sights and hill top villages of the region or if you need private transfers to Pisa, Florence or Rome, these can also be arranged. Please review in our Transportation Services tab.

Additional Options

Chianti Winery Tour

The tour is 4 hours, leaving from and returning to Siena. It includes transportation. The tour will include history of the winery, and a cellar visit, plus a tour of the wine production facilities and wine tastings. After the tour, you will be treated to lunch at the winery. Cost is 85 euro per person (minimum participation required).

Cooking Class

A special cooking class will be arranged for our Palio clients. Cost is 90 euro per person. The classes are offered in the historical center of Siena. A dinner time format (typical 5pm start) has been used in the past. The class includes professional instruction, recipe booklet, your participation in the preparation of the menu entrees and afterwards the enjoyment of your efforts with a three course meal with wine (minimum participation required).

Photo Tour

A special opportunity for our Palio clients. Cost is 35 euro per person. The tour is offered in the historical center of Siena. You will be escorted by a local photographer who can reveal the “best photo ops” not always seen or known by the many tourists passing through the city with their iphones. The tour lasts for 1 1/2 hours. (minimum participation required).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the hotel/ticket package?

The Palio Ticket package includes: 3, 4 or 5 night accommodations of your choice with Palio Tickets for the respective race (July 2nd or August 16th), the historical parade that precedes the race, reservations to a Contrada dinner (night before the race) and our exclusive City/Contrada Museum tour, plus On-Site support (which includes information regarding the horse blessing, how to arrive to Siena, and restaurant suggestions). Additional hotel nights can be added. Tickets to the trial races and the assignment of the horses (Tratta) are not included in the Base Package, but can be added. Their cost is extra (cost details below).

What is included in the Borgo Scopeto 5-night package?

The special Days of the Palio Ticket package includes: 5 nights accommodations at Borgo Scopeto, plus your choice of Palio Tickets for the respective race (July 2nd or August 16th); the historical parade that precedes the race, opportunity to witness the horse assignments, view a trial race, reservations to a Contrada dinner (night before the race) and our exclusive City/Contrada Museum tour. It also includes a Chianti Winery tour (with lunch) and all the transfers to/from Siena (according to the daily schedule), a welcome dinner at the Borgo, plus our On-Site support. Transfers and the transportation provided with this package is exclusive for our Borgo Scopeto clients. The package begins June 28 (for the July Palio) or August 12 (for the August Palio).

Where is the race run for the Palio in Siena?

Since the mid 1600s the Palio di Siena has been run in the city’s famous city ‘square’, Piazza del Campo. The piazza is not in a typical square or rectangular shape, but more in the shape of sea shell, curved at the top, flat on the bottom. The race is run (3 laps) in a clockwise direction around the piazza on the clay “track” that is layed down in the campo a few days before the race.

Tell us more about the balcony positions?

For balconies we offer both seated as well as standing positions. Typically the seats are in the form or individual chairs or in some cases benches and are placed in front of a step-up bench used for the standing positions. With either ticket (seated or standing) the positions are assigned – in other words if you decide to leave your position and for instance step inside the adjoining apartment or shop you will not loose your position on the balcony to someone else.

Is it possible to have a private balcony or window?

Yes – Balconies or individual windows can be reserved for private use; naturally it depends on the size of your group. Please contact us with any custom requests.

Do any of the Siena hotels have a direct view of the campo?

No. There are no hotels in Siena that ovelook the campo.

What ticket options are available in the package?

Reserved tickets for the Palio and the historic parade that precedes it, come in 3 categories – 1) balcony (located on the buildings that surround the campo) offering seated or standing positions; 2) windows in the same buildings that surround and overlook the campo; and 3) grandstand seats (bleachers or ‘palco‘ as they are called) – which are located at ground level on the perimeter of the race track and in front of the buildings that surround the track area.

Where are Palio Tours tickets located?

Our tickets are in the shaded sections of the campo. A visual of the 4 general descriptive ticket locations in the campo can be seen in the photo provided under “Ticket Locations” tab. Our tickets are offered at the Start/Finish Line – Mossa, or short distances away from the start line at either Fonte Gaia or Casato. We have reserved Grandstand seats and Balcony seats (or balcony standing positions) in each of these 3 ticket locations. We also have Private Window options to offer for Palio Tickets; these are located in the Mossa, Fonte Gaia or Casato. For Trial Race tickets we have our exclusive apartment/windows in the Casato or Mossa.

Are the Palio Tours tickets located in the shaded areas of the campo?

Yes, our grandstand tickets are in the shaded areas of the campo. For more details on ticket locations read the question/answer above.

From the Grandstands are we able to see to the far side as the race as it moves around the track?

Yes, given the campo has a natural downward slope (going away from the grandstands towards the Torre del Mangia) you are able to see the race and the action as it moves around to the far side for the 3 laps it takes to complete.

Are there refreshments, drinks and or food available? Is there access to restrooms?

Our Balcony and Window locations provide refreshments and food items or snacks, plus access to a restroom; directly in the adjoining space, just outside the space or we appoint one of the nearby bars to provide this amenity, specifically for our clients. The Grandstands (which represent approximately 80% of all reserved tickets) do not provide refreshments or access to a restroom, as the restaurants and or bars in the buildings behind the grandstand seating are not open during the time of the Palio; only before and after the time of the parade/race are they open for business. We trust for those not familiar with Siena, that they can appreciate Piazza del Campo (where the race is run) is not a modern sport facility. It was created some 300 years prior to the first race ever run there (circa 1650), so it was never visioned or designed with a horse race in mind (or with restroom facilities). However, we feel in part, this is what makes the Palio in Siena so unique.

Tell us more about the hotels or other accommodation options?

Our base package (3 nights) provides a choice of 3, 4 or 5 star hotels in Siena. Our Days of the Palio Tour package offers 5 nights with a special hotel property (Borgo Scopeto), which is located just outside of Siena, in the Chianti region. Additional accommodation options include Tuscan Villas outside of Siena that can be rented during the week of the Palio. We also can offer a series of apartments located in the historic center. Please ask us for details on these options. In general, the apartments that may overlook the campo are NOT rented for overnight stays during the Palio. They are only offered for the purpose of selling tickets for the trial races and the final race where ticket holders can then watch the race from the windows or balconies of the apartment.

Is there a reason to stay in Siena for more than the 3 nights?

Yes. The Palio festival, in both July and August, is actually over 4 days. The first day of each festival is devoted to the selection and random assignment of the horses (Tratta) to the 10 Contrade. This activity takes place in Piazza del Campo between noon and 1:30pm on either the 29th of June (July race) or August 13th (August race). Later, in the evening, the first trial race (Prova) is held. Since horses who may have won previous Palio can be in the lot of 10 horses, their assignment to a particular Contrada is considered a great start to the festival for those Contrada who are so fortunate – even without such fortune, the excitement and or emotions of the Contrada members are on full display in the campo for all to see during this critical moment.

What happens if it rains?

If there is rain on the day of the Palio (July 2nd or August 16), making the track conditions not suitable to run the race, then the race will be rescheduled for the next day (July 3rd or August 17) or even the day after if necessary. Your tickets, are good for the race whichever day it is run. Unfortuantely there are are no refunds if you are not able to stay over for the rescheduled race. Tickets for a respective Trial Race can be honored on the monrning or evening race the day after a cancellation, subject to availabilities. Tickets for the Contrada Dinner are not refundable if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions or otherwise cancelled by the respective Contrada, since this activity cannot be rescheduled.

Will there be someone in Siena to assist us?

Our tour director and other company personnel will be in Siena for the Palio. They are available to answer any questions you may have during your visit to Siena. Please note, however, Our Palio Special Event Package, (“Package”) is 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, but with the convenience and value of a package price. Our clients do come together for the City Tour and the Contrada Dinner. As well for the options of the Cooking Class and or the Chianti Wine tour. 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 to any Package reservation.

If we cannot make our trip, what is the cancellation / refund policy policy?

Palio Tickets are non-refundable. However, resale provisions are given in case of cancellations – please see our Terms and Conditions for further details in regard to Tickets and Package reservations for the Palio.

What do we receive to confirm our ticket purchase or full package reservation?

For full Package reservations, you will initially receive an email and document to confirm the details of your reservation – once the balance payment is received we will email the necessary details, including a single summary time line for your hotel, Palio tickets, city tour, and Contrada Dinner, or other options you have booked. Instruction on “how to arrive” to your ticket location will be given when you receive your tickets in Siena.

When will we receive our tickets?

Actual Palio Tickets for the race and reservation tickets for the Contrada dinner will be given to you in Siena. The specific location for “pick-up” and times of operation will be given in your ticket package documents. Once your reservation is confirmed and fully paid for, a detailed ticket information document will be emailed to you, listing all the necessary Siena contact information. Our tour director and other company personnel are in Siena for each race and will be in available during the days of the festival in order to help you with tickets or other festival related issues. We do not mail Palio tickets for several logistical reasons, primarily to avoid any problems (i.e. lost in the regular mail; forgotten at home).

If we don’t purchase tickets, will we be able to see the race from the square/street?

You cannot see the race or the historical parade that precedes it unless you are in a reserved ticket position or in the the center of the campo, where you can stand (possibly in the sun) for the 3 plus hours prior to the race. Our ticket positions are in the shaded sections of the campo.

What time does the race start and end?

The time to be in your reserved ticket position is by 4:45pm; in most instances the race/event will over by 8:15pm.

What happens after the race?

After the winning horse/jockey crosses the finish line, a full celebration of the winning Contrada will begin (as one could expect). Once this celebration starts there is no time limit; eventually the winning Contrada members will make their way with their winning horse and jockey to leave the campo, passing Fonte Gaia and exiting the campo at San Martino. In July, the winning Contrada take their celebration to the Church of the Provenzano; in August the initial celebration finds its way to the Duomo (Siena Cathedral). Eventually the winning Contrada will make their way back to their own neighborhood to continue their celebrations. These celebitory actions are not “closed” to the public.

Does the Palio ticket allow you to witness the horse blessings?

The horse blessings are a featured activity with your package; however, a ticket is in fact not actually needed to witness a horse blessing. They take place in the early afternoon on the day of the Palio (approx 2:30pm) in the respective churches of each Contrada. As part of your ticket pacakge, you will receive suggestions on which blessing to witness and where these are located.

Is parking available if we arrive by car for Trial races or on the Day of the Palio?

Yes, there are defined pay-to-park (blue line) areas and also pay-to-park covered parking garages around the perimeter of the historical city. From these areas you would then walk in to the city center. With the many people arriving, naturally the earlier you arrive, the more chance of finding a spot to park.

Are there other activities or celebrations in conjunction with the race?

There are several activities to be aware of. On the day of the race (July 2 or August 16) the ‘horse blessings’ begin at about 2:30pm (2pm in August) in the respective churches of each Contrada. This activity is free, but obviously you will give way to any Contrada member before entering the church; the ‘in city’ parade begins after the hourse blessings; the historical parade begins in the campo just after 5:00pm (a little earlier in August); the historical parade lasts approx 2 hours; the race gets ready to begin after the parade is completed. After the race by tradition, the winning Contrada will leave in celebration from the campo to go first the Church of Provenzano (July race) or the Duomo (August race). Afterwards they will proceed to their own neighborhood for more celebrations.

Is there a required attire for the different functions i.e. contrada dinner, cooking class, wine tour, museum tour, race, etc??

There is no particular “dress code” for any of the functions/activities.  It is basically casual clothing and according to the weather and tempature. However, our suggestion, NO beach wear (“ie. tank tops, flip flops), in particular for the contrada dinner.

Our children will join us on this trip – can they attend the Palio? Are there discounts for children?

Yes, children can attend, but suggest the minimum age to consider is 5 years. Unfortunately, discounts for Palio tickets are not able to be offered for children.

I have a small child – can they sit on my lap while we are in our seats?

Sorry it is not possible. This is primarily due to lack of sufficient space in either the reserved grandstands or seated balcony positions, as well as for general safety concerns. However, a ticket option that can work well for families with smaller/younger children is with one of our apartments with windows overlooking the campo square.

Will food be served during the Palio or should we bring food?

Our Balcony options will serve a light refreshments (or snack food items) in the adjoining apartment (or shop), along with beverages during the two-hour parade that precedes the race. Our window ticket options do provide light food and drink refreshments. Therefore, with these options it is not necessary to bring your own food and it is otherwise requested not to bring any food items, additional wine, alcohol or drinks of any kind in glass bottles. For grandstand reserved seating you are permitted to bring your own beverages in plastic bottles; possibly some light food is also permitted, but in either case these items cannot be carried in coolers or other large containers.

What is featured in the city tour and contrada museum; how long does it last?

The city tour lasts about 1.5 hours and includes the major highlights of Siena, including the most unique part of the tour, a visit to one of the Contrada Museums. Each Contrada (17) has their own museum, which contains many historical and artistic pieces, representing the history of the Contrada and Siena. One of the items of interest are the victory banner taken by the Contrada when it wins a Palio. During the Palio, only through a special reservation request can one access these museum treasures. Our hotel/ticket package provides you this special reservation.

What is the ‘Contrada Dinner’ and who attends?

Known to the Sienese as the ‘Cena Prova Generale‘, each of the 10 Contrada who will participate in the race will hold and invitation-only dinner in Siena the night before (thus on either July 1st or August 15th). The setting for each dinner is outdoors in a special street or piazza within the respective Contrada (district). Depending on the size of the Contrada, some dinners are served in this fashion for well over a 1,000 Contrada members and their guests. The dinners are by invitation only (you cannot arrive in Siena and simply walk up to purchase a ticket). The dinner while of course festive is also a way to raise money to support the financial needs of the Contrada. The dinner is 4-courses, served with wine and of course the ambiance of a very special evening.

In which Contrada will we have our dinner?

The selection for the Contrada is naturally based on who runs (only 10 of the 17 Contrade are in any one race). We personally know individuals in many of the Contrade, so we are sure to have these very special tickets to offer to our clients. You will be informed either prior or on your arrival in Siena as to which Contrada dinner you will attend. Our tour guides and or company representatives will be at the dinner(s) we choose to attend.

What or when are the Trial Races?

There are 6 trial races (prova) during the 4 Days of the Palio. The most exciting of these are the 3 evening prove (7:00pm on June 29, 30, July 1 or August 13, 14, 15) – members of each Contrada will be in the campo to support their cause. Trial Race Tickets are optional and therefore not part of the Base Package. The additional cost is 75 to 100 euro per ticket (1 ticket is required per race; ticket price based on location). Of the 3 evening races, the most typical choice is the last one on either July 1st or August 15th, known as the ‘prova generale’, given it precedes the Contrada dinner (Cena Prova Generale) held later in the evening. Unlike the final race, there is not a parade or procession prior to any of the trial races; the entry time is therefore much later, recommended at 7:00pm pm. Also please note for various reasons, trial race tickets are generally not in the same location as your Palio Tickets (read more details below).

Can you reserve the grandstands for the Trial Races?

Typically not, since grandstand seats are taken by the different Contrada and their members. They even take many of the balconies. This leaves a only a few balconies and windows available for use for the trial race tickets. Our Trial Races tickets are located in one of two different apartments; one has large double windows that overlook the campo. Up to 4 persons are assigned to each window. There are 4 windows in the apartment (2 windows per floor). The other apartment offers up to 3 windows, suitable for up to 3 persons per window.

What is provided by the Chianti/Tuscan wine tour?

The tour is 4 hours, leaving from and returning to Siena. It includes transportation. The tour will include history of the winery, and a cellar visit, plus a tour of the wine production facilities and wine tastings. After the tour, you will be treated to lunch at the winery. Cost is 85 euro per person (minimum participation required).

Can you tell me more about the cooking class options?

A special cooking class will be arranged for our Palio clients. Cost is 90 euro per person. The classes are offered in the historical center of Siena. A dinner time format (typical 4pm start) has been used in the past. The class includes professional instruction, recipe booklet, your participation in the preparation of the menu entrees and afterwards the enjoyment of your efforts with a three course meal with wine (minimum participation required).

Terms & Conditions

Our Palio Special Event 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. Due to hotel terms and conditions, full payment is also required for the Grand Continental package. Both Grand Continental and Relais degli Angeli packages are non-refundable (see terms of cancellation below). For reservations made in the year prior to the Palio you wish to attend (i.e you wish to attend the July Palio of 2018 and reservation is made in November of 2017), a 40% deposit is required in order to confirm your hotel/ticket package reservation or 50% for your apartment/ticket package reservation (“Deposit Reservations”). Payments are in most cases handled through the online payment service provider, PAYPAL. A specific Paypal invoice, giving details of your reservation, will be emailed to you for your confirmation payment. It is not necessary to have a Paypal account in order to process your payment. Payments can also 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, 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. Reservations initially set up with PAYPAL payment will receive a new online invoice for the Balance Payment.

Credit Card payments are processed in USD currency and processed using a financial exchange rate, which is defined as current market exchange rate plus 5.0% (plus an additional $5.00 for AMEX). American Express, VISA, MasterCard and DiscoverCard are accepted for reservation payments.

PAYPAL payments (unless otherwise requested) are processed in EURO currency. A Paypal invoice will emailed to you for your secure online payment with your Paypal account, or if you do not have an account you can to simply enter your credit card information (no account set up required).

Ticket Delivery: Actual Palio Tickets for the race will be given to you in Siena; either at your hotel in Siena or a 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 Start Date (June 29th or August 13th) and if another buyer can be found for the Hotel (Grand Continental or Relais degli Angeli) or Tickets by either party, the Company can provide for a refund for the resale price of the hotel/ticket package, net of any transaction costs so incurred, including but not limited to credit card service charges, reservation transfer fees and or commissions.

Palio Tickets (and certain hotels) are not refundable if notification is given less than 60 days prior to the Start Date.

Deposits on apartment accommodations are non-refundable.

Refunds for hotel accommodations (other than Grand Continental or Relais degli Angeli) or other travel options supplied for any cancelled Special Event package will be subject to the refund schedule found below.

Deposits and payments for accommodations will follow the refund schedule below:
Prior to 90 days before Start Date: Refund, less 25% of total cost, net of Tickets;
Prior to 60 days before Start Date: Refund, less 50% of total cost, net of Tickets;
60 days or less before Start Date: No refunds.

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 are not associated with, 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 and or those beyond its control. It is recommended that clients arrange travel insurances for medical, personal, property, or cancellation.

Travel Insurance Options

We advise customers to consider insurance needs in relation to travel, accident, medical and personal coverage. You may wish to consider travel insurance, especially a policy with CANCELLATION PROTECTION.

Travel Insurance Review, a new website can help travelers understand the types of travel insurance and find the best policy for their travel needs. The site features reviews, definitions, articles, and other useful guides. Here is a link: http://www.travelinsurancereview.net

Most premiums cost very little, but if needed the policy can be very useful for travel to a foreign country or even before departure in case you need to cancel a trip. We do not supply insurance coverage, however, we can suggest companies for your own review.

For US residents: Here is a list of Companies Offering Insurance recommended by ASTA
TravelSafewww.travelsafe.com
Travel Guardwww.travelguard.com
Roundtripwww.sevencorners.com

Travel Documents

U.S. Passport Requirements:
Now your U.S. 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, then the expiration date would need to be ​February ​10, 2017 (or after).

Details on this change found here: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/italy.html

Applications for Renewals: http://www.uspassportnow.com/passportapplicationservices

Mobile App for Renewals: itseasy.com

Change in U.S. Passports for Children:
As of February 1, 2008, the two-parent consent requirement for all passport services was extended to include all children under age 16. Either both parents must be present to provide signatures at the time of passport application, or in the event one parent cannot attend, s/he must send a notarized statement of consent and valid identification. Alternately, the applying parent may present a death certificate or sole custody order for the child.
Passports – What to do before you go

Other Nationalities: it is recommended to check with your own country’s requirements for international travel.

Suggest to do before departure: make 2 copies of your passport and driver’s license, medical insurance, bank credit cards (that you will take with you on the trip) and proof of travel insurance (if purchased). Leave one set with a friend or family member, so they can access this information if needed. Take the second set of copies with you, but keep them separated from the original identification.

If your passport was lost or stolen: you are advised to report the loss/theft to the local Italian police in the area in which it occurred. Although filing a police report is advised, it is not a requirement to apply for an emergency passport. In order to replace the passport, you must apply in person at the appropriate Consular office for the district you are in and submit:

• proof of citizenship (a certified, sealed birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Certificate of Naturalization or expired passport) if possible, or
• one valid form of photo identification (e.g. foreign passport, driver’s license, military ID, etc.) if possible, and
• two passport photographs
No appointment is required.

siena

Emergency Contact Information

Phone free of charge 118 (the service is active 24 hrs day)
In cases of sudden acute illness, accidents, injuries, loss of consciousness .

GENERAL HOSPITALS (with emergency room)

SIENA

PRONTO SOCCORSO (HOSPITAL)
c/o OSPEDALE “LE SCOTTE”
Address: Viale Bracci 16
Phone: 0577 585111

Dialysis Center Information office at Hospital “Le Scotte”
Addresses: Viale Bracci (2°lotto, 2°floor)
Phone: 0577 586 214

Foreigners Health Assistance Office
(ASL – Azienda Sanitaria Locale Ufficio Assistenza Stranieri)
Addresses: via Pian d’Ovile, 11
Phone: 0577 58598

 

MILAN
OSPEDALE “NIGUARDA”, Piazza Ospedale Maggiore3, tel. 0264441, emergency room: tel. 0264442496. Anti-poisoning center: tel. 0266101029, www.ospedaleniguarda.it.

OSPEDALE MAGGIORE (“POLICLINICO”), Via F. Sforza 35, tel. 0255031, emergency room: tel. 0255033255. Website: www.policlinico.mi.it. The Hospital includes the MANGIAGALLI INSTITUTE, a specialized maternity hospital, on Via Commenda 12, which also has a center for rape victims – SOCCORSO VIOLENZA SESSUALE – tel. 0255032489, e-mail: svs@policlinico.mi.it.

OSPEDALE “FATEBENEFRATELLI”, Corso Porta Nuova 23, tel. 0263631. Emergency room: medicine/surgery 0263632442. Website: www.fbf.milano.it.

OSPEDALE “SAN CARLO”, Via Pio Secondo 3, tel. 0240221. Emergency room: 0240222900, 0240222938. Website: www.sancarlo.mi.it.

OSPEDALE “SAN GIUSEPPE”, Via San Vittore 12, tel. 0285991. Emergency room: 0285994532. Website: www.fatebenefratelli.it/s.giuseppe.

OSPEDALE “SAN RAFFAELE”, Via Olgettina 60, tel.0226431. Emergency room: 0226432741. Website: www.sanraffaele.org.

OSPEDALE “SAN PAOLO”, Via di Rudini’ 8, tel.0281841. Emergency room: 0281844250. Website: www.ao-sanpaolo.it.

OSPEDALE “LUIGI SACCO”, Via G. B. Grassi 74, tel. 0239041, emergency room: 0239043051. Website: www.hsacco.it.

 

FLORENCE

Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico, Largo Palagi 1, Florence; Tel: 055/427-7111

Istituto Ortopedico Toscano “P. Palagi”, Viale Michelangelo 41, Florence; Tel: 055/65-881

Ospedale di Careggi, Viale Morgagni, Florence; Tel. 055/794-7111

Ospedale “I Fraticini”, Via Massoni 21, Florence; Tel: 055/400-041

Ospedale Oftalmico Fiorentino, Via Masaccio 213 Florence; Tel: 055/578-444

Ospedale di Camerata, Via della Piazzola 68, Florence; Tel: 055/577464-587999

Ospedale di S. Maria Nuova, Piazza S. Maria Nuova 1, Florence; Tel: 055/275-81

Ospedale di S. Maria Annunziata, Via dell’Antella 58, Antella, Florence; Tel: 055/279-41

Nuovo Ospedale di San Giovanni di Dio, Via Torre Galli 3, Florence; Tel: 055/719-21

 

ROME

Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Policlinico Gemelli , Via Pineta Sacchetti 644
Ph: 06-30151

Policlinico University Hospital Umberto I (Pronto Soccorso)
Ph: 06-4997-9514 or 9515
Viale del Policlinico, Switchboard Ph: 06-49971, Rianimazione (ICU) Ph: 06-446-3101
Fax Number (Direzione Sanitaria) Ph: 06-4997426

Bambino Gesu’ Pediatric Hospital
Piazza S. Onofrio 4 , Ph: 06-68591

Villa San Pietro-Fatebenefratelli
Ph: 06-33581, Via Cassia 600

  1. Spirito Hospital
    Ph: 06-68351, Lungotevere in Sassia (near St. Peter’s)
  2. Eugenio Hospital
    Ph: 06-51001, Piazzale San Nemesio 21
  3. Giovanni Hospital (Cranial Trauma)
    Ph: 06-77051, Via Amba Aradam (Prof. Interligi)