Meet your guide at the train station in Siena at 6:30 pm. Drive to the Villa Ferraia (a 40 minute drive). Settle into the rooms where you will be staying for the week, and relax with a welcome drink and aperitivo. Dinner at the Villa.
Many thanks for your help in arranging what was a wonderful ride in Tuscany. The Palio more than lived up to expectations and meeting Vittorio (another Italian instituion!) was equally memorable. We traveled to Siena a couple of days in advance to take in the atmosphere. It is a beautiful city and the Palio related activities were great fun. The quality of the rides we enjoyed in the second half of the week more than made up for the reduced number of riding days. Extended trots and long canters on lovely horses. The small fortified castello we stayed in is delightful and we got to cook our meal on the last night (by request!). We hope others will get the chance to experience the ride.