the palio 2024

For more than fifty years, hundreds of volunteers, belonging to eight districts, called  "contrade" in Italian, have kept alive the historical memory of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, through one of the most fascinating event of the city:
the famous Palio of Ferrara.

Foto archivio Rione Santo Spirito

Ferrara, the palio and the propitiatory dinner

1st day Arrival and accommodation in private rooms. Entrance and guided tour of the Estense Castle. In the afternoon visit to the Renaissance city called "Addizione Erculea". In the evening Propitiatory Dinner in a district of the Palio, an all-together  ritual dinner to share the spirit of belonging of the volunteers and discover how they organize, during the year, their most important event.

2nd day
Day off for discovering the medieval city, its museums and monuments. Light lunch with excellences of the territory included. In the afternoon you will have the pleasure to watch the famous Palio in Piazza Ariostea. Free dinner and overnight at the hotel.

3rd day
Breakfast at the hotel and free time for a walk in city centre. We recommend you to buy the MyFe Card, a special card that allows you to enter most of the monuments of Ferrara.

P.S.: The calendar of the events of the Palio has not been yet published