Piazza del Campo and Siena's Contrade, districts

Piazza del Campo is the most important and beautiful square in Siena, where twice a year the Palio takes place. On this tour you will discover everything about our traditions and culture, still strong rooted in our daylife from the Middle Ages. Siena is divided into 17 districts called Contrade. To become a member people do a special baptism. You will discover the secrets of Piazza del Campo: what is the meaning of the word “Campo”? What type of events organize here the Sienese and dedicated to whom? Why is it considered the heart of the city?
For the July Palio the Church of Santa Maria in Provenzano and for the August Palio the Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of Mary are the protagonists, where the winner Contrada goes to celebrate. Every of the 17 districts have a unique museum, where prices won are kept: beautiful banners made of silk, called Palio, depicted by local and international artists. A visit to a Contrada museum is an opportunity to understand Siena.

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$32

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Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

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  • What's included :
    • Professional local guide
    • Guided visit of a Contrada Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Museum ticket not included (5 euros), until 13 years old the ticket for the musem is free
    • Entry/Admission - Museo Contrada Priora della Civetta
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Piazza del Campo, 53100, Siena Italy

    You will discover everything about the most beautiful square of Siena: Piazza del Campo and learn about its 17 districts.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Chiesa di Santa Maria in Provenzano, Piazza Provenzano, 53100, Siena Italy

    For the July Palio the Church of Santa Maria in Provenzano and for the August Palio the Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of Mary are the protagonists, where the members of the winner Contrada will go inside to celebrate this very special moment.
    The guide will bring you to visit the Church of Santa Maria in Provenzano, a church that remains unknown to most of the tourists, who come to visit Siena. You will find out why this church is considered so special to the Sienese.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Museo Contrada Priora della Civetta, Castellare degli Ugurgieri 2, 53100, Siena Italy

    Every of the 17 districts “Contrade” have a wonderful and unique museum, where they keep their prices won during the centuries: beautiful banners made of silk, called Palio, depicted by important local and international artists. A visit to a Contrada museum is a real opportunity to understand the city of Siena.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Siena Info Point, Il Campo, 72, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
    Departure Time :
    5:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    53100 Siena, Province of Siena, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Due to strike or for cause of force major the tour operator can change part of the itinerary
    • Wear comfortable shoes and be ready for any weather conditions.
    • Near public transportation
    • Departure of the tour is guaranteed with min. of 4 people. Please contact our office around 1h before the tour to have a confirmation. In case we don't reach the minimum of 4 people you can choose for refund or to pay an extra for starts the tour anyway.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by SIENA TOURISM PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Activity ID: V-63770P2

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