Art Photo TravelStrada Massetana Romana 50/A
53100 Siena (SI) - Italy
Tel: +39 320 8003300
Siena is most likely Italy's most beautiful medieval city, with its heart in the central piazza known as Il Campo, famous worldwide for the legendary Palio, the oldest horse race in the world. Movie lovers worldwide have also seen Siena and the Palio in the James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace. Piazza del Campo, enclosed and framed by the most important buildings of the city, is enhanced by the elegance of the Mangia Tower and the imposing architecture of the thirteenth-century Town Hall Palace. Climbing up the over 500 steps will reward you with a wonderful view of Siena and its surroundings. The Duomo in Siena is one of the greatest Gothic buildings filled with treasures by Pisano, Donatello and Michelangelo as well as frescoes by Pinturicchio. The exterior of the cathedral is pretty impressive. Built between 1215 and 1263 the cathedral is in the form of a Latin cross with a slight projecting dome and bell tower. The exterior and interiors are decorated in white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes, black and white being the symbolic colours of Siena. Next to the cathedral the Opera Museum allows you to climb up to the “Facciatone”, a 13th century wall, and enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Siena, including the nearby Piazza del Campo.
Description: you will be a guest in one of the prestigious venues of a Contrada, an exclusive journey discovering the Palio of Siena, the oldest horse race in the world, a combination of colours, traditions and overwhelming emotions passed on for over four hundreds years.
Meeting Point: San Domenico’s Church
Timetable: from 03:15pm to 04:45pm
Lenght: 1h 1/2
Number of participants:
Language: Italian & English
Sunday, October 28th 2018
Euro 20,00: Discounted Fee reserved to the owners of SIPAContest Festival Voucher
Euro 25,00: List Price
Included in the cost:
Video presentation of the Palio;
Guided visit to a Contrada and its district;
Guided visit to a Contrada museum.
The cost excludes: everything that is not expressly referred to in "Included in the cost"