The Palio is the most important event in Siena

We are going to live the “Palio di Siena“ from July 01th until the end of the Race on July 02th :
The Palio is one of the most important event in Tuscany, taking place in Siena, Piazza del Campo on July 2 and August 16 every year.
The Contrade are 17 : Eagle, Snail, Wave, Panther, Forest, Tortoise, Owl, Unicorn, Shell, Tower, Ram, Caterpillar, Dragon, Giraffe, Porcupine, She-Wolf, Goose.
Each Contrada has its own unique emblem and colors and represents an area of Siena.
During the day of the Palio race the city is absolutely full of tuscan people and many many tourists.
The Day:
The Day of Palio of Siena start at with “Messa del fantino” in the chapel close to the Palazzo Comunale, then at 10.30 am inside the Palazzo Comunale you can follow the “segnatura dei fantini”. The day goes ahead, the show arrives around 5 pm in Piazza del Campo, and ends by around 6.30-7 p.m. Shortly the race start at about 7-7,30pm.

Palio di Siena

The Palio di Siena is an unforgettable experience to live. Continue reading

1 day in Siena: the monuments, the museums and some gourmet stops.

Siena is a very small city and for that reason perfect for 1 single day visit, but at the same time rich of things to do and see. Situated in the heart of Tuscany, is easily reachable from everywhere: from Florence, from Chianti, from Grosseto and from Pisa. It’s the destination of all of those who decide to stay in accommodation facilities, spread across the Tuscany countryside. Sometimes it can be coupled with both, a visit to San Gimignano or Monteriggioni.

Siena

Siena

Either you are coming from Siena by bus or by train or by car, you will have to move by walk in the small historic center, enclosed by medieval walls. Continue reading