Experience the Palio di Siena directly from a window overlooking the famous “Piazza del Campo”.
Castel Monastero offers its guests the unique opportunity to experience the Palio from a truly exclusive position, from the windows of one of the most beautiful apartments
overlooking the square.
Your Package Includes
- Return flights from London City to Florence
- Return private airport transfers
- Three nights accommodation at Castel Monastero
- Breakfast each morning
- Dinner on arrival evening in the Contrada Restaurant
- A window space overlooking the Piazza del Campo
- Cocktails and refreshments during the afternoon
- A light buffet dinner with selection of local specialities following the Palio
- Welcome amenity in your room upon arrival
- One Spa treatment per person (50 minutes) at the Castel Monastero Spa
- Access to the "Acqua Benessere Spa"
Wednesday 14th August 2019
- Depart from London City Airport on a direct flight to to Florence.
- Upon arrival you will be met by your driver and taken directly to the hotel.
- Check-in at the hotel and have the remainder of the day at leisure.
- Enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Thursday 15th August 2019
- Today you have at leisure, you could take advantage of your inclusive Spa Treatment or perhaps add on a tour of a local winery.
- In the evening if desired you can add a trip to a Contrada Dinner in Siena. This unique experience offers dinner and entertainment as the atmosphere builds for the race day!
Friday 16th August 2019
- You will have the morning at leisure before being collected and transferred into Siena for the Palio at around 3pm.
- You will enjoy refreshments in the apartment before taking your space at the window to watch the historic Palio di Siena.
- Follow the Palio you will enjoy a light buffet dinner in the comfort of the apartment.
- After dinner you will be transferred back to the hotel.
Saturday 17th August 2019
- After breakfast, you will check-out of the hotel and be transferred back to Florence to catch your direct flight back to London.
To enhance your stay why not add a wine tour and tasting locally. This trip includes return transfers and can be enjoyed on Thursday during your trip.
Supplement per person: £75.00
The night before the race members of each of the contrade taking part in the Palio host a dinner which you can be part of. The streets of the various contrade are lit by torches and lanterns, and large, long tables are set up outside square.
The evening is an outdoor celebratory dinner for thousands, served up by the local people of the contrada! There is plenty of food available with pasta, meat, vegetables and, naturally, a good few bottles of local red wine on the side. The atmosphere electric, with flags hung everywhere and lots of loud chanting as the excitement levels rise for the following day!
Supplement per person: £120.00
The Castel Monastero Resort consists of 74 rooms & suites and 1 villa. There are 2 restaurants on site: the gourmet "Contrada" restaurant (in partnership with Gordon Ramsey) and the Tuscan "La Cantina" restaurant located in the hamlet's 13th-century wine cellars.
There is also a bar with outdoor terrace, Spa with 8 treatment rooms, 3 outdoor swimming pools, tennis court, concierge service and Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas.
Upgrade your room
To enhance your stay at the Castel Monastero why not upgrade your bedroom to one of the following categories:
Deluxe Room: £100 per person
Prestige Room: £250 per person
Junior Suite: £400 per person
Junior Suite Piazza: £450 per person
Executive Suite: £900 per person
About the Spa
The inclusive Spa Treatment is a 50 minute treatment for face of body, chosen on the advice of staff from the hotel.
The "Acqua Benessere" indoor water area consists of: Finnish Sauna, Turkish Bath, swimming pool with toning hydro massage, swimming pool with high saline density for relaxing, draining effect, Kneipp program, sensorial showers with chromo therapy and natural essences, relax area.
About the Race/Apartment
Your vantage point for the famous Palio Race is from a truly exclusive position, a beautiful apartment overlooking the square. You will have an incredible view of the race including build up starting early afternoon.