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HELVETIA & BRISTOL

Via dei Pescioni, 2
50123 Firenze
Italy


T. +39 055 26651
Fax +39 055 288353
reservations.helvetiabristol.fi@starhotels.it
THE FRANKLIN

24 Egerton Gardens
SW3 2DB Knightsbridge
London


T. +44 (0)20 7584 5533
Fax
reservations.thefranklin@starhotels.com
THE GORE

190 Queen's Gate
Kensington
SW7 5EX London


T. + 44 (0) 20 7584 6601
Fax +44 (0) 20 7590 6725
reservations.thegore@starhotels.com
THE PELHAM

15 Cromwell Place
South Kensington
London - SW7 2LA


T. +44 (0) 20 7589 8288
Fax 1 888 757 5587
reservations.thepelham@starhotels.com
ROSA GRAND

Piazza Fontana, 3
20122 Milano
Italy


T. +39 02 88311
Fax +39 02 8057964
reservations.rosa.mi@starhotels.it
THE MICHELANGELO

152 West 51st Street New York
NY 10019 - USA


T. +1 212 7651900
Fax +1 212 5416604
reservations@michelangelohotel.com
CASTILLE

33-37 Rue Cambon
Paris 75001
France


T. +33 (0)1 44 58 44 58
Fax +33 (0)1 44 58 44 00
reservations@castille.com
HOTEL D'INGHILTERRA

Via Bocca di Leone 14 
00187 Roma
Italy


T. +39 06 699811
Fax +39 06 69922243
reservations.inghilterra.rm@starhotels.it
GRAND HOTEL CONTINENTAL

Banchi di Sopra 85
53100 Siena
Italy


T. +39 0577 56011
Fax +39 0577 5601555
reservations.continental.si@starhotels.it
SAVOIA EXCELSIOR PALACE

Riva del Mandracchio, 4
34124 Trieste
Italy


T. +39 040 77941
Fax +39 040 638260
reservations.savoiaexcelsior.ts@starhotels.it
SPLENDID VENICE

S. Marco Mercerie, 760
30124 Venezia
Italy


T. +39 041 5200755
Fax +39 041 5286498
reservations.splendidvenice.ve@starhotels.it
HOTEL VILLA MICHELANGELO

Via Sacco 35
36057 Arcugnano
Italy


T. +39 0444 550300
Fax +39 0444 550490
reservations.villamichelangelo.vi@starhotels.it
Palio in general... - photo 1

Palio in general…

“The Palio is the most important event in Siena, taking place on July 2 and August 16 every year.

In the Palio, the various Sienese "contrade", or districts in which the city is divided, challenge each other in a passionate horserace in the heart of the city in the Piazza del Campo.

The total number of Contrade is seventeen,  only ten of them  take part in the historical pageant and in the race at each Palio (seven by right and three drawn by lots).

The 17 Contrade which still exist today are: the Eagle, Snail, Wave, Panther, Forest, Tortoise, Owl, Unicorn, Shell, Tower, Ram, Caterpillar, Dragon, Giraffe, Porcupine, She-Wolf and the Goose.

Each Contrada has its own unique emblem and colors and represents an area of the city. As one walks through the streets of Siena it is easy to know in which Contrada you currently are in by observing the flags and emblems displayed along the street.

The Palio is much more than a simple event for the Sienese, it actually is a large part of our lives since the time of our birth. Each person belongs to a Contrada, participates in the life of the Contrada and the organization of the Palio throughout the entire year. The Sienese live the Palio with great passion and you'll certainly be able to see this if you have the chance to attend one of the races. We invite you  to experience the Palio "our way" where you will enjoy pre-race preparations with the opportunity to attend an actual contrada dinner and take part in  the race from the comfort of your own private terrace or seat in one of the stands at the side of the horserace ring with full assistance provided by our “Clefs D’Or” Concierge team”.

 August 16th 2018 – Partecipating at the race are: Leocorno – Unicorn, Pantera – Panther, Civetta – Owl, Drago – Dragon, Tartuca – Tortoise, Nicchio- Shell, Giraffa – Giraffe, Valdimontone – Ram, Lupa – She Wolf, Bruco – Catepillar,

We wish to inform you that the policy of the organization of Palio contemplates also the possibility of the horserace having to be postponed to following day for the following  2 main reasons: bad weather conditions (*please bear in mind that a light rain in the morning of Palio day, could be a good reason enough to postpone the horserace to next day); difficult positioning for the start of Palio which does not allow a valid start before sunset. Should one of the 2 here above mentioned cases arise, the horserace will be postponed to following day, therefore we suggest you book also the night after Palio day to secure you will not lose the investment of Palio seats and/or window tickets and whole other costs involved in the Palio trip experience. Book now and secure your best rate for the extra night.

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