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Palio di Siena

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What is Palio di Siena?

The Palio di Siena is one of the most anticipated summer events in Tuscany. Italy's most famous horse race is held twice during the summer in the beautiful town of Siena. 

Ten horses and their bareback riders take part in the main race, each wearing the traditional colors of their 'contrade' or city district. 

Palio di Siena is a spectacle to add to your bucket list and the gorgeous setting guarantees you will have a truly amazing time with memories to last a lifetime.

Need to know

The Palio actually takes place over four days with the main race taking place on the fourth and final day. 

Did you know?

There are 17 contrade, or districts: Caterpillar, Dragon, Eagle, Forest, Giraffe, Goose, Owl, Panther, Porcupine, Ram, She-Wolf, Seashell, Snail, Tortoise, Tower, Unicorn and Wave. Each contrada features its own emblem and colors.

We have included the website link in the left hand sidebar for you to find out all of the details to make your visit a very memorable experience. 

02 July 2024


Start Date:
02 July,2024
End Date:
16 August,2024
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