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
  • Enjoy local Italian food & wine

Price Includes

  • Roundtrip Economy Flights
  • 6 nights 5* accommodation
  • Grandstand seat for the Palio Race
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Concierge services available


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.

Portrait Firenze

The perfect spot to enjoy one of Italy’s finest cities, this luxurious boutique hotel provides an elegant backdrop for your stay, set next Florence’s Ponte Vecchio. Superbly located for enjoying all that the beautiful Tuscan city of Florence has to offer, this chic hotel is positioned right next to the famous Ponte Vecchio on the River Arno. This sleek boutique hotel, perfect for a romantic city break or minimoon, is part of the Lungarno Collection, owned by Leonardo Ferragamo, son of Salvatore Ferragamo. As such you can expect style of the highest order, with influences taken from the designer shoemaker’s celebrated luxury craftsmanship and service.

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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

After a leisurely breakfast, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Florence for the next three nights. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore this beautiful town

Day 5 | 04 July

Head to the Towns of Italy Cooking School this morning for your Food & Wine Masterclass. Visit local Bottegas, learn about fresh local ingredients, taste local Tuscan wines and cook yourself a gourmet Italian lunch

Day 6

Day at Leisure

Day 7 | 06 July

Morning at leisure. You will be met and transferred to Pisa Airport this afternoon 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 & Florence

28 Jun - 06 Jul 2024 | 6 nights from £6,995 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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