A FULLY IMMERSIVE PALIO EXPERIENCE!

The Siena Palio is a spectacular « equestrian festival» and probably the most famous horse race in the world. The horses representing the 10 neighbourhoods of the city, the ‘contrade’, race in the central square called the ‘Piazza del Campo’.

The Palio

Be overwhelmed by an atmosphere charged with passion that permeates the streets during the afternoon on the eve of the race. You can visit the Oratory Museum in the contrada where you are and take part in the open-air celebratory dinner during which you can savour traditional local dishes accompanied by abundant wine, in a joyful atmosphere filled with singing to spur the jockey to victory.

….and on the next day around5pm, in the Piazza del Campo on a stand at the ‘Curva del Casato’, you can watch the arrival of the historical pageant of over 600 people accompanied by the constant tolling of the large bell in the Torre del Mangia of the Palazzo Pubblico.

….at around 7pm the detonation of an explosive charge will signal the arrival of the horses and their jockeys that approach the ‘mossa’ (the start)…….silence descends on the large crowded square ….a surreal atmosphere …… the tension is very high and palpable …..the starter calls the contrade one by one and then, at last, ………the race begins!

…the square goes crazy, the race can at times become violent….a special charge of adrenaline….a unique and special experience that is rarely possible for someone who does not live in Siena.

PALIO ON 2 JULY 2019

Monday, 1 July 2019

– 4pm: Departure from the Relais Vignale
– 5pm: Arrival at the Contrada in Siena, visit of the Oratory Museum
– 8.45pm: Open-air celebratory dinner in the Contrada
– At approximately midnight: departure from Siena and return to the Relais Vignale

Tuesday, 2 July 2019
– 3pm: Departure from the Relais Vignale
– 4.20pm: Arrival in Siena and walk to the ‘Curva del Casato’ in the Piazza del Campo
– 5pm: Historical pageant in the Piazza del Campo
– 7pm: The horses are ready for the ‘mossa’
– 8.30pm approx.: departure from Siena
– 9.30 pm approx.: arrival at the Relais Vignale
– If you wish, you can dine in the Vignale Restaurant before 10pm

(it is advisable to book your table before leaving for Siena) and you will benefit from a special 20% discount on the Menu, the Special Grill Menu and on the wine list.

THE ASSUMPTION PALIO, 16 August 2019

Thursday, 15 August 2019
– 4pm: Departure from the Relais Vignale
– 5pm: Arrival in the “Contrada” in Siena, visit of the Oratory Museum
– 8.30pm: Open-air celebratory dinner in the Contrada
– At approximately midnight: departure from Siena and return to the Relais Vignale

Friday 16 August 2019
– 3pm: Departure from the Relais Vignale
– 4.20pm: Arrival in Siena and walk to the ‘Curva del Casato’ in the Piazza del Campo
– 5pm: Historical pageant in the Piazza del Campo
– 7pm: The horses are ready for the ‘mossa’
–  8.30pm approx.: departure from Siena
–  9.30pm approx.: arrival at the Relais Vignale
–  If you wish, you can dine in the Vignale Restaurant before 10pm

(It is advisable to book your table before leaving for Siena) and you will benefit from a special 20% discount on the Menu, the Special Grill Menu and on the wine list.

The Celebratory Dinner
The Celebratory Dinner
Hisotrical pageant
Hisotrical pageant

PRICE: € 700 per person (minimum 2 and maximum 6 persons)
The price is per person and includes all services mentioned as well as transfers to and from Siena.

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