Siena has always been a generous land, animated all year long by the historic Palio, art and culture festivals and exhibitions.

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New itineraries to the Cathedral of Siena

Until 31st December 2018

The Opera della Metropolitana, responsible for the management and enhancement of the complex of the Duomo of Siena, in 2018 expands its offer with new itineraries designed specifically for all visitors.

Until December 31, if you stay in Siena, you have the opportunity to enjoy three new guided tours: the entrance to the Cathedral with the Piccolomini Library; the Opa Si Pass path including Beneath the Cathedral – Paths of light videomapping 3d; and the Gate of Heaven with a visit to the Cathedral's roof.
For information and details, visit the official website:

Palio of Siena

2nd July and 16th August

In July and August one of the highlights of the Tuscan events is held: the Palio.

It’s more than a simple horse race, it’s a very ancient tradition that inflames the souls of the citizens lined up in the different districts. The Palio ofSiena is run twice a year in the iconic Piazza del Campo, which, with its shell shape, is ideal for an exciting race to win.
The Palio is one of the best-known folkloristic events in the world and attracts every year fans, tourists and simple curious who enjoy the contrada dinners, the historical parades and, obviously, the horse race from an exclusive position.

The Kingdom of Santa Claus in Siena

From December 6th, 2018 to January 6th, 2019

The impressive Medicean Fortress of Siena in December changes its face to welcome, among its powerful arms, an enchanted kingdom inhabited by children: the Kingdom of Santa Claus.

Up to Epiphany, for about a month, a dense entertainment program will amuse your children, pampered by characters from fairy tales, elves and Santa Claus ready to listen to all desires. In the Giardini della Lizza area, a staff of expert entertainers will organize games, workshops, shows for all ages. There will also be the beloved ice-skating rink, accompanied by a typical Christmas market. Icing on the cake: the Christmas train that will connect the illuminated streets of the old town with the Kingdom of Santa Claus.

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