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Desperate for Palio tickets?  They are hard to find unless you reserve them months or even years ahead. The easiest option is to join the rest of the crowd, who's watching the Palio for free from the middle of piazza del Campo, which is just the way most Sienese see the race.  However, this year the municipality of Siena has 23 last minute tickets available  for the Palio dell'Assunta 2015 .  Prepare to stand in the queue for them, but with 150€ per ticket it's well worth the effort (seated tickets normally start from 250€ and go all the way up to 500€ per person).  PALIO TICKETS: AUGUST 16, 2015 The tickets are for the seats on the palchetti, the seated wooden stages built up especially for the race all the way round piazza del Campo. The seats are located between via di Dupré and Casato di Sotto, which is a great area to observe the wheeling and dealing between the jockeys before the race.  The Palio tickets are sold from 10 am on Saturday August 15 in