The Palio of Siena: discover the world's most famous horse race - Private Live Virtual Experience

Elena Tour Guide

Elena

5.00
Siena, Italy
from €5.00 / person
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Duration 30 minutes
Language English Italian
Free Cancellation Up to 24 hours in advance

Overview

The Palio, the world's most famous horse race, is so much more than just 90 seconds of exhilaration. The might of the Middle Ages resurfaces in this biannual competition, where ten of the seventeen districts compete for a silk banner (and eternal glory). Learn about this spectacular tradition, as your local guide explains why, to the people of Siena, the “Palio is life”. 

This is a private live virtual tour. Our professional, local guide will be showing you Siena’s most fascinating sights in real time, directly from the streets of Siena. You will be connected via video call and you can then explore the city together. With your experienced guide you will see more than just the Siena of today, you’ll also get a glimpse back in time because each tour is complemented with an excellent selection of multimedia. You will be shown historic photographs and videos to help with explanations, stories and the historical context of Siena's incredible and turbulent past. You can’t get any closer to history without a time machine!

The entire tour is designed to be as interactive as you desire. You can ask questions, you can request to go back and look at something again, you have all the freedom and participation of a private walking tour, all from the comfort of your own home.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour. Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Siena time!

Tour highlights

Piazza del Campo

1. Piazza del Campo

The Palio of Siena takes place in Piazza del Campo, one of Europe's greatest medieval squares, right in the heart of Siena’s historical centre. 

Why choose this Tour?

  • Professional local English speaking tour guide
  • Private virtual live tour via Zoom app

Requirements

  • An internet connection
  • An internet-enabled device such as: desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone. (It does not matter which operating system you use)
  • A microphone
  • Webcam, if you would like the tour guide and/or other tour participants calling in virtually to be able to see you
  • The Zoom call-in link. If someone else purchased the tour for you, please make sure you obtain the link before the tour starts

How Do I Book a Virtual Tour?

All of our tours are led by world-class guides. For a custom virtual experience, please reach out to us at info@vexperio.com at least 48 hours before the tour is set to start and our team will be happy to assist you.

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Pick your virtual tour

Vexperio offers a large variety of tours in Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Venice, and Edinburgh, with more destinations available soon!

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Book a time that works for you

Booking a tour is as easy as picking a time and date. Please note that we may get back to you if the time difference with your chosen destination requires an adjustment to the time or date.

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On your device, click the provided Zoom link

You do not need to install Zoom or have an existing account to experience one of our virtual tours. Simply click on the URL link provided in your email, and your tour will pop open in a new window.

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Enjoy your tour!

As soon as you log into your virtual tour on Zoom, you will find your smiling Vexperio tour guide waiting to take you on your adventure!

Other Important Information

Our tours run between 8:00AM and 7:00PM Siena time.

After booking your experience, please send us an email to let us know what time you would like for it to start. For bigger group bookings of over 15 persons please contact us directly for a price quote.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour.

Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Siena time!

If booking less than 48 hours in advance, please check availability with us first, by sending an email to info@vexperio.com. Our office hours are 9:00AM-5:00PM on the weekdays and 9:00AM-2:00PM on the weekends.

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