Palio di Siena
July 2nd and August 16th
Not just a race, but a true passion
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience Italy's most iconic horse race,
and the most important event of the year in Siena.
During the Palio, the various Sienese “Contrade" (city quarters) in which the city is divided, challenge each other in a passionate horse race in the heart of the city in the Piazza del Campo. For the Sienese, the Palio is much more than a simple event and part of their lives since the time of their birth. Each person belongs to a Contrada, and participates in its life throughout the entire year.
Join in and experience the unique dinner on the streets of the Contrada dell’Aquila (Eagle) the evening before the race.
On the big day, enjoy the arrival of the parade in traditional costumes, the entrance of the horses and jockeys into the piazza, and the actual race from your private window directly overlooking Piazza Campo, exclusive aperitivo & dinner served by our restaurant included.