Summer in Siena

Everything you can do in Siena in summer

Summer is the holiday season par excellence, perfect for outdoor activities and folklore. The latter takes shape during historical re-enactments or popular festivals like the Palio di Siena. This event organised by the Contrade (neighbourhoods) is an especially anticipated moment for tourists from all over the world. It’s normally held twice a year in summer, on 2 July and 16 August. But the Sienese have always said ‘the Palio lasts all year long’.

Find out what to do in summer in the city of Siena.