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Florence: S. Gimignano, Siena, Chianti & Wine Tasting Lunch

Florence: S. Gimignano, Siena, Chianti & Wine Tasting Lunch

Embark on a scenic guided tour from Florence to the charming Tuscan towns of San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Siena, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Stroll around the historic villages and enjoy a delicious Chianti Hills wine and balsamic vinegar tasting. Upgrade your experience with tickets to Siena Cathedral. Start at San Gimignano, the world-famous walled town located on a hilltop, which has remained intact through the centuries and is known for its tall towers, frescoes, and many other works of art. Take around 2 hours of free time to explore the city center. Visit the historical walled hamlet of Monteriggioni. Cross Chianti’s rolling hills to a cozy winery where you can relax and enjoy three wines and balsamic vinegar, followed by a Chianti-style three-course lunch. Enjoy a guided tour of Siena’s historic center (if selected in the option), starting with the 13th-century Basilica of San Domenico. Stroll along the narrow medieval streets of the city, flanked by splendid palaces and historic shops. Pass through the Piazza del Campo and visit the cathedral, if you select the option.  Take some free time in Siena before returning to Florence. The order of the visit may change.

From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch at Chianti winery

From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch at Chianti winery

Begin your journey of Tuscany at Florence’s central train station, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Siena, Italy’s most picturesque medieval city, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Look up to admire the lovely terracotta roofs adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the main cathedral.   Next, head to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for the tower houses built in the Middle Ages. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid squares, palaces, churches, and magnificent towers. The last stop on your Tuscan excursion is a visit to Pisa and its iconic leaning tower. Take a stroll through the Piazza dei Miracoli and see other marvelous monuments, before driving back to Florence. Best of all, choose from either a small-group or private guided experience to make your trip special. Choose the lunch option to enjoy a homemade lunch paired with an informal wine tasting at a traditional wine estate in the Chianti wine region. Savor 4 regional wines at lunch and learn about their unique production techniques. Feast on an organic, farmhouse meal while you overlook the rolling vineyards under the Tuscan sun.

From Florence: San Gimignano and Siena Full-Day Tour

From Florence: San Gimignano and Siena Full-Day Tour

Tuscany is like a vast blooming field, rich in the sweetest nectar everywhere. If you only have one day available, follow the example of greedy bees and hop from flower to flower! BuzzAround Florence invites you to explore the true essence of Tuscany, blending art, history, and the pleasures of wine and food. A professional, multilingual Tour Leader will lead you throughout the day. The first stop will be San Gimignano, also known to as the "Manhattan of the Middle Ages" due to its numerous towers punctuating the skyline. San Gimignano has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and as you wander through this marvellously preserved city, you'll understand why – it's like taking a step back in time! Here you will have free time to discover this beautiful medieval city! The journey continues through the Tuscan countryside to Siena, where your experience begins with a visit to this charming town, renowned for its of Gothic art. You'll wander through the narrow streets of the city's 17 historic districts, known as "Contrade", each with its distinct identity, emblem, and history, as well as its own traditions. Take a leisurely stroll in Piazza del Campo, the renowned setting for the Palio di Siena horse race. Our return journey to Florence, amidst gentle hills and vineyards, will be accompanied by a breathtaking sunset, serving as the perfect conclusion to an unforgettable day spent in Tuscany.

Florence: Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Small Group Day Trip

Florence: Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Small Group Day Trip

Visit three of the most famous and fascinating towns in Tuscany. Enjoy the comfort of a small group tour and learn from your expert English-speaking tour leader. First, discover the nearby town of Siena. Its historical center is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at Piazza del Campo and the majestic Siena Cathedral. After a short drive through the enchanting countryside, stop in a small, family-owned winery. Enjoy an exquisite lunch of Tuscan appetizers, pasta, and desserts paired with local wines. Next, explore San Gimignano, also known as the town of towers. Discover the fourteen medieval skyscrapers which still remain perfectly preserved. Enjoy the last stop of the day in Pisa. Visit the Square of Miracles, where you can find the iconic Leaning Tower. Spend some time snapping pictures of the famous Italian symbol. After your full-day visiting three of Tuscany’s highlights, return to Florence.

San Gimignano private guide: Manhattan of the Middle Ages

San Gimignano private guide: Manhattan of the Middle Ages

Enjoy a guided walking tour in San Gimignano, an ancient village built on top of a hill. Walk the medieval alleys and admire the many preserved towers of the town. Witness the Torre Grossa in Piazza del Duomo square, visit the Cathedral of San Gimignano, and explore Piazza dell Cisterna. Stroll through the streets and alleys of San Gimignano and discover the perfectly preserved 14 towers that symbolized wealth and power in ancient times. Gaze up at the tallest, Torre Grosse, built in the 1300s. See it from several angles at the Piazza del Duomo square and Palazzo Comunale. Enter into the Cathedral of San Gimignano, a small jewel with a simple Romanesque facade. Explore the many wonders inside, including several Italian art masterpieces. Walk through the three naves of the Cathedral, especially the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta, covered with frescoes. Find the most beautiful square of the village, Piazza della Cisterna. Admire the octagonal well located in the center of the square, built by the Podesta Guccio dei Malavolti. Browse the many surrounding shops and take in the sights of fourteenth-century mansions. Taste one of the best ice creams in the world and experience the highly sought-after flavors of Santa Fina cream with saffron and pine nuts. Opt for a class of local wine or Vernaccia sorbet. Spend the rest of the tour walking the historic streets for the best viewpoints and photos.

From Florence: Private GUIDED tour, Siena & San Gimignano

From Florence: Private GUIDED tour, Siena & San Gimignano

• Stop At: Siena, Tuscany. Experience Siena through the expert and knowledgeable lens of a professional tour guide! Siena is one of the most popular and visited places in Tuscany. It is known throughout Italy for its distinguished medieval architecture. Upon arrival, explore with your guide Siena’s rich history and art, through its notable local monuments such as the famous seashell-shaped Piazza del Campo and the outstanding Siena Cathedral. Many local shops fill the historic streets of Siena, a great opportunity for you to taste local food or buy some gifts! Duration: 3 hours • Stop At: Castello di Monteriggioni, Tuscany. Make a lovely stop in the small, fortified village, which is still surrounded by its original medieval walls. Located not far from Siena, Monteriggioni is a great spot for a short walk after lunch at one of the local restaurants. Duration: 2 hours • Pass By: Village of Fonterutoli, Siena. Fonterutoli has been an important village ever since the Roman times. The Via Romea passes here, and is still today traveled by pilgrims from all over the world. Location of the historic Mazzei family since 1435 (for 24 generations), the village of Fonterutoli maintains its medieval appearance intact. Stroll in the village to stretch your legs and take some beautiful photos. Duration: 30 minutes •Stop At: Organic Farm/Winery Tenuta Casanova, Tuscany. (*optional) *OPTIONAL lunch at the Farm or Winery. Have lunch in a wonderful organic farm. While the owner will show you around the property, his wife will prepare a delicious and unforgettable lunch for your private group. The owner will show you to his cellar to admire his Super Tuscans and Chianti Classico wines -Craft Wine- and to the nearby Acetaia, a vinegar cellar, with old vinegar. Afterwards, experience a unique dining setting while taking in an amazing Tuscan panorama. You will taste organic specialties, such as the typical Lasagna with traditional sauces, crostini, local meats and cold cuts, legumes, seasonal vegetables, honey, and cheeses seasoned with an incredible aged balsamic vinegar. Wine will accompany this lunch every step of the way. Each of the four main courses and desserts will be paired with a different and distinctive glass of wine. We will conclude with ice cream and balsamic vinegar or other desserts. (This option will slightly reduce your time to visit the cities of Siena and San Gimignano, and exclude the possibility to visit the fortress of Monteriggioni). Duration: 2 hours •Stop At: Historic Center of San Gimignano, Tuscany. The beautiful stronghold of San Gimignano is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tuscany. San Gimignano is a treasure of medieval architecture, frozen in time at 1300 AD. Above all, it is famous for its ancient towers, which still stand out from its skyline, earning it the nickname Manhattan of the Middle Ages. This is the last destination of the day, before returning to Florence. Duration: 1h30m

From Florence: PRIVATE Tour of San Gimignano and Volterra

From Florence: PRIVATE Tour of San Gimignano and Volterra

Discover Tuscany on this private full-day trip from Florence. Go back in time and learn about the history of Tuscany as you visit ancient sites like the stronghold of San Gimignano, the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the Fortezza Medicea of Volterra, and much more. After being picked up from downtown Florence, enjoy a scenic view of the countryside as you drive to San Gimignano. This beautiful stronghold is one of the most popular attractions in Tuscany. During the trip, marvel at San Gimignano's ancient towers, visit the historic Piazza Duomo, and soak in the atmosphere at Piazza della Cisterna. Then, proceed to Volterra and stroll through the cobbled streets to reach an array of historical sites. See remarkable discoveries such as Etruscan tombs built hundreds of years before Christ, elaborate Roman baths, and an incredible theater excavated from rocks. The stop at the set of The Twilight Saga: New Moon is also worth looking forward to. Afterwards, recharge by having lunch at a local restaurant, trattoria, or farm house. Next, admire the imposing structure of the Fortezza Medicea of Volterra before heading over to Palazzo dei Priori, which is the oldest civic building in Tuscany. After your exploration, your driver will drop you off at your hotel in Florence.

Private Tour from Florence: Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti

Private Tour from Florence: Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti

Join your private driver as you embark on a scenic journey through the charming hills of the Chianti countryside, where rows of vineyards and olive trees paint a picturesque backdrop. Upon reaching Siena, your guide will lead you on a private exploration of the historic city center. Stroll through its narrow medieval streets, marvel at magnificent palaces, and behold the beauty of Piazza del Campo, acclaimed as one of the world's most stunning squares. Take some time to enjoy lunch on your own in this enchanting city. Continuing your adventure, your driver will take you along a panoramic route, offering breathtaking views of vineyards and olive groves nestled in the heart of Chianti. Along the way, catch a glimpse of the ancient fortified hamlet of Monteriggioni, a gem from the thirteenth century encircled by well-preserved walls. Your excursion culminates in San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its medieval architecture and iconic towers. Here, you'll have free time to explore the town's captivating streets and discover why it's dubbed the "Manhattan of the Middle Ages."

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Very good! We loved San Gimignano. And the visit to the wine store, the tasting and lunch were very delicious. Siena is nice too, but I prefer the magic of San Gimignano ❤️🏰. We liked everything very much. Thanks to Elisa, Luciano and the driver, I forgot his name. It was a nice day. Karin and Laura

Our family had a very nice time on the day trip. The tour guides were friendly and informative and the itinerary was laid out very well. The wine tasting experience was enjoyable and the time allotted for each location was adequate. One critique- the bathroom on the bus was not accessible.

Mirella was an excellent guide and host throughout the day. The trip was well organized and I felt like I had enough time to myself and to explore with the group. Overall super informative and a lovely day out. A great way to explore multiple cities in Tuscany in one go.

Great trip and superb lunch and the setting and wine.. woww !! Our guide was strong lady , very funny and managed the trip superb. Thanks Maralina

The day trip experience was amazing. The Guide was excellent and the lunch experience was very quaint. We only wish we had more time!