Siena Palio Tour

Explore the rich history of the quintessential Tuscan horse race with a local expert
$387
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Tour Details
About the Tour
Private Tour
$ 387
Category
History
Duration
3 hours
Location
Tuscany
Photos & Highlights
  • Learn firsthand how the Palio horse race defines Siena and its people
  • Led by a historian and contrada member
  • Il Campo and Contrada Museums
Tour Description
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4 Reviews
Having a resident of Siena do a Palio tour was excellent. She brought the history to life. Personable and fun. The two youngest girls on our tour (6 & 10) were overheard talking about the Palio in surprising detail after we returned to our villa. Showing the short videos of the race made it come alive for adult & kids. The archives were a treat too. The other family (our friends) had never done a Context tour and were very impressed. Even won over the 14 year old who was not that interested at the outset. She loved it!
Wess was our guide and he was fabulous. We had our 7 and 10 year old children and they were fully engaged and loved his tour. He taught them so much about the Palio they said the tour was one of their favorite things on our trip. He took us on a secret route the kids loved. He also was so kind we all enjoyed talking to him and asking questions.
Stella was so incredibly wonderful. Her passion for the city, her joy of sharing it with young children, and her deep knowledge couldn't have been beat! It was our kids' favorite city during our trip and I think much of their excitement was in response to her. Her ability to share in a way that they would understand and that propeled their own curiosity and joy was amazing to watch and experience.