Witness the spectacle of Palio de Siena — the world’s longest running horse race — from an unrivaled vantage point during a half-day experience in Siena. From a balcony on the San Martino bend, you’ll watch horses race through the beautiful streets of Siena and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the famous biannual event. Throughout the day, you’ll revitalize with beverages and appetizers, and watch a traditional medieval parade that celebrates the ancient origins of the Palio de Siena.
Make your own way to your balcony, located on the San Martino bend, with entry from the Bar Key Largo - entrance Via Rinaldini 17, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere created by the crowds below. Admire views of Piazza del Campo — Siena’s central square — from your excellent vantage point and prepare for the world-renowned horse race to begin.
First, watch a historical parade that pays testament to the race’s ancient 12th-century origin with medieval costumes and music. Then, watch the crowd go wild as the race commences and horses begin competing for the coveted prize of the Latin pallium (a cloak made of very fine cloth).
Throughout your expereince, you’ll enjoy refreshing drinks and appetizers, and receive personalized service throughout this small-group expereince.