• SIENA & SAN GIMIGNANO, WORLD HERITAGE TOWNS

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SIENA & SAN GIMIGNANO, WORLD HERITAGE TOWNS

From Siena’s Piazza del Campo to San Gimignano, the town of towers that’s home to the famous Vernaccia white wine: Dedicated to wine and landscape lovers, this tour takes you back in time to the medieval age.

From the center of Florence we head into the astonishing Chianti countryside, the place of origin of famous wine and extra virgin olive oil. Rolling hills, ancient hamlets, castles and vineyards accompany our pleasant journey to Siena, the pearl of the Tuscan countryside that’s blossoming with history dating back all the way to the middle ages.

As you explore the streets of the old town you discover that there’s a lot more to Siena than just its spectacular, century-old rivalry with Florence. From artists such as Simone Martini, Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti, all of whom were born here, to Palio, the most ancient road horse race in the world: The people of Siena care deeply about their traditions and treasure the talent that calls this place home.

Let’s not forget about the city’s location and yet another historic meaning! We walk along the main road which meets with the “Via Francigena”, the route pilgrims have been following on their way to Rome for thousands of years. As we move into the center of Siena, we find its shell-shaped heart. The picturesque Piazza del Campo is considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world — a place where time seems to have stopped. Here, you have some free time to grab a bite to eat or shop for souvenirs before we are making our way back to the van to reach our next destination: the marvelous San Gimignano. With its narrow stone walls and its astonishing, powerful towers, we are once again catapulted back to the middle ages. 

Taste San Gimignano’s excellent “Vernaccia” white wine while taking in the breathtaking Tuscan countryside, and prepare yourself for another treat: In San Gimignano you have the chance to taste not just any gelato, but the creation of the Ice Cream World Champion himself!

What is included in the tour:

  • Private transportation in a luxury van (Florence - Siena - San Gimignano - Florence);
  • English-speaking driver;
  • Entrance to the cathedral, the Duomo of Siena with “Skip the Line” ticket.


Optional upon request:

  • Hotel/apartment pick-up and/or drop-off;
  • Historian art guide (for the entire tour or just Siena);
  • Tuscan lunch at the Piazza del Campo;
  • Private, personalized tour (personal guide and timetable, photo stops, menu, itinerary, etc.).

What is NOT included in the tour:

  • Tips;
  • Refreshments.

What you will do on the tour:

  • Enjoy a wonderful drive through Tuscany’s soothing Chianti region;
  • Discover Siena, its rich history that dates back to the middle ages and the century-old traditions that are still kept alive today;
  • Learn about the “Via Francigena” and the importance Siena holds for pilgrims;
  • Explore the Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful, most iconic squares in the world;
  • Find out about Palio, the most ancient road horse race in the world;
  • Visit Siena’s Duomo with “Skip the Line” ticket;
  • Discover the medieval tower town of San Gimignano;
  • Try the famous “Vernaccia” white wine;
  • Taste the gelato that won the prestigious Ice Cream World Championship.

Main features:

  • Duration: around 6 hours;
  • Languages: Italian, English;
  • Meeting Point: PIAZZA MENTANA, 50123 FLORENCE (hotel/apartment pick-up optional upon request);
  • Available: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday;


Information

  • We accept printed and electronic vouchers;
  • This tour can be customized to meet your exact wishes, regarding a timetable and itinerary.

Please Note

Private

  • Group Max:
  • 6
  • priority entrance
  • Private Transport

€185.00

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  • Available
    Sunday - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday
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Meeting Point: PIAZZA MENTANA, 50123 FLORENCE

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