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Monte Oliveto Maggiore & Siena street party dinner

A spectacular drive through the eroding landscape known as the crete senese takes us to the 14C Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore. Here in its cloister some of the finest renaissance frescoes by Sodoma & Signorelli tell the life story of St Benedict. After lunch continue on to Siena to meet our local Sienese guide for a walking tour oriented specifically to the Palio horse race. Time now to stroll at leisure taking in the buzzing pre-race atmosphere and then join a participating Contrada (district) for a pre-Palio street party dinner – which the contrada horse also attends!