Immerse yourself in the Italian celebration and traditional colorful pageantry of Il Palio, Siena's historic barebacked horse race dating to the 12th century. 

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 Contrada flags  Siena's Campo and Palazzo del Republico  Looking down at Siena's Campo   Parade in Siena's Campo before the Palio horse race  Contrada flags in Siena  Contrada (neighborhood) in Siena during the Palio  The facade and distinctive belltower of Siena's cathedral  The Campo in Siena  Florence and the Duomo at dusk  Michelangelo's <i>David</i>, the centerpiece of the Accademia. Credit: John Kellerman/Alamy

Smithsonian at Il Palio di Siena

7 days from $5,495

Immerse yourself in the Italian celebration and traditional colorful pageantry of Il Palio, Siena's historic barebacked horse race dating to the 12th century. 

or Call 855-330-1542

Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2018 Departure
Maria Elena Torchio

Maria Elena Torchio

Maria Elena Torchio is a resident of Siena and a qualified local guide. She is an expert on the history of Siena and the pageantry of the Palio. She has led many Smithsonian groups around her city and looks forward to revealing the significance of the Palio to travelers.