Have fun recognizing the coats of arms of contrade
Tour suitable for families with children who want to know the history of the Palio
Fun and History
The coats of arms of the districts pass from the Panther to the Caterpillar, passing from the Dragon to the Snail, the porcupine and many others that you will discover
Palio di Siena tour

Duration

3 Hours

Day

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Type

Private

Location

Siena

Siena: so many animals!

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Description

This fun tour is suitable for families with children who want to learn more about the tradition of the Palio through play. With the help of your guide, children can challenge themselves by trying to recognize the greatest number of contrade coats of arms, with their very different animals, from the Panther to the Caterpillar, the Dragon to the Snail, the Porcupine and many others that you will discover. You’ll hear about rivalries and alliances, how a horse is blessed in church, or how long the celebration of a victory lasts. Children will be able to learn how to play ‘barberi’, a traditional Sienese game with wooden balls with the colors of the contrade. You will get an inside look at the fascinating world of the contrade, visit the museum and the church of one of them, where real works of art are kept together with relics linked to the history of the ‘contradaiola’ (participants), the drums, the flags and the ‘drappelloni’ (sashes), won over the centuries. You will learn about the importance of the ‘contradaiolobaptism in Siena and where it takes place. Finally you will reach Piazza del Campo where your guide will reveal all kinds of secrets and interesting facts about the race.

Customize the Tour according to your needs

Highlights

  • Discover the centuries-old history of Siena through play with a licensed local tourist guide.
  • Be enchanted by the tradition of the Palio of Siena and its contrade (neighborhoods)
  • Take part in a personalized tour suitable for the whole family.
  • Go on a private visit to a contrada museum
  • Let the children play and discover the animals, symbols of the contrade

The price includes

  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to the Contrada Museum

The price does not include

  • Tickets for unscheduled visits not included
  • Meals not included

Itinerary

  • Meeting point to be defined with the customer
  • The itinerary includes: Basilica San Domenico, Banchi di Sopra, Piazza del Campo, Duomo

Service Info

  • Instant confirmation: no
  • Accessibility for the disabled: yes
  • Skip the line at the ticket office: yes
  • Guide: yes
  • Languages: tour available in different languages upon request

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Siena: so many animals!

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