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

Starting at: $5,495 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 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

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For the convenience of our travelers, Smithsonian Journeys includes an on-tour Provided Insurance Plan through Travel Guard with the price of your tour. This travel insurance plan includes on-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance. You will receive details on this included insurance with your Tour Confirmation and Tour Bulletins after you book a tour (U.S. Residents only).

In addition, you may want to consider purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment from unforeseen events, such as missed flight connections, lost luggage, and cancelled plans. There are many plans you can consider. For your convenience, you may visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1.800.208.6142 to learn more.