Itinerary Highlights

  • Experience Italy's most famous horse race
  • Stay in the magnificent 16th century Grand Hotel Continental
  • A weekend in the heart of Tuscany

Price Includes

  • Roundtrip Economy Flights
  • 3 nights 5* accommodation
  • Grandstand seat for the Palio Race
  • Roundtrip airport transfers


An historic horse race that takes place twice a year in the city of Siena, the Palio Di Siena event is deeply rooted in Sienese history and culture and is considered one of the most famous and prestigious horse races in the world.

The Palio dates back to the medieval period, with the first recorded race taking place in 1656.

The Palio is not just a horse race; it's a cultural event that reflects the deep sense of pride and identity that the people of Siena have for their contrade. The rivalry between contrade is intense, and winning the Palio is a source of great honour and celebration.

Enquire today with Spectate to witness this fascinating and historic race first hand

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Grand Hotel Continental, Siena

The Grand Hotel Continental Siena is situated in the heart of Siena and is the only 5* hotel in this historic area. With the Piazza del Campo & the Duomo a few steps away, the Grand Hotel Continental is the perfect base to explore this beautiful Tuscan town.

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Day 1 | 30 June

Depart the UK on your flight to Pisa this morning. On arrival, be greeted and transferred to your hotel for the next 3 nights - the Grand Hotel Continental Siena. Spend the afternoon getting to know the area before the 3rd trial run of the Palio at 19:45

Day 2 | 01 July

This morning, why not make you way to the Piazza del Campo for the 4th trial run. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring this historic Tuscan town. This evening, make your way back to the Piazza del Campo for the Prova Generale (5th trial run).

Day 3 | 02 July

Be ready this morning for the Provaccia - the final trial run before the big race! Spend the rest of the day at leisure before returning to the Piazza del Campo to experience the parade entering the square. Then, its race time! Included today is your seat in the Grandstand to ensure top viewing when the race commences.

Day 4 | 03 July

Spend your day at leisure before your transfer back to Pisa airport for your flight back to the UK
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Mossa Grandstand

For the Palio race itself, experience the action from your Mossa Grandstand seat. Situated at the start of the track, you will have a full view of the race.

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Palio di Siena

28 Jun - 03 Jul 2024 | 3 nights from £4,195 pp

Flights, Airport Transfers, Accommodation& Race Day tickets

Package Includes 

  • Return flights to Pisa in Economy
  • Luxury Airport Transfers
  • 3 nights 5* accommodation at Grand Hotel Continental Siena
  • Grandstand seats for The Palio race 

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