From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine
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- Duration: 12 hours
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 eit...
This was such great value for money. Alessandro & Riccardo took very good care of us on our trip. It was well organised and kept to a timely schedule. Alessandro (guide) is very enthusiastic and has a wealth of knowledge to share. He also makes some great jokes that keeps the information enjoyable rather than a history lesson. Could not recommend more doing this trip as you really get to see all of Tuscany. The lunch will also cater for dietary needs which is great!
The Duomo di San Gimignano is undoubtedly among the most significant monuments of the city. The church walls are entirely covered with frescoes that tell the stories of the Old and New Testament painted by famous painters of the fourteenth century Sienese school. In the Cathedral, you can also admire a Renaissance jewel, the Santa Fina Chapel: this masterpiece is dedicated to the dear saint in San Gimignano which was hit by a serious illness as a young girl and she wanted to lie down for the rest of his days on a wooden board that at the time of her death, flourished yellow violets. Every year in March, the Santa Fina violets bloom blooming amid the hard stones of the towers that make up the famous profile of the medieval city.
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 highligh...
Amongst the vineyards and olive groves of Chianti, lie medieval towns and UNESCO heritage sites. Explore them all on a private, 8-hour tour of the Chianti countryside, Siena and San Gimignano. A truly private tour, you will begin your day with complimentary pick-up at your Florence hotel by chauffeured private vehicle. Your English-speaking driver is at your disposal for a maximum of 8 hours. Your first stop will be in Siena, a medieval town. Here you will meet with your private tour guide, who is at your disposal for a maximum of 2 hours. Your guide will take you through the historic city center, where you may admire the splendid palaces and other points of interest. Your tour of Siena will conclude in the Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful piazzas in the world. Here, you will find the Palazzo del Comune and have some free time to enjoy lunch. The journey to your next stop, ...
First arrive in San Gimignano, a tiny medieval town that has remained intact through the centuries. Sitting upon a hilltop, it is famous for its numerous towers, frescoes and other art treasures. Enjoy more free time to discover this fascinating city on your own. Next, stop at the charming historical hamlet of Monteriggioni, an amazing small medieval village enclosed by its famous walls, which remained standing to this day. Enjoy some free time to visit this place. Afterwards, you will cross the gently Chianti rolling hills, arrive at a small and typical winery. Taste 4 fantastic wines, then sample balsamic vinegar and other locally produced zero food miles products, to end this memorable experience in the heart of Tuscany. Your final stop is in Siena, where you will have free time to walk along the narrow medieval streets admiring the splendid palaces, the Cathedral, Libreria Piccolom...
Overall excellent in terms of time management and general guidelines around what the main attractions are. However, the time given at San Gimignano felt too short.
San Gimignano is an authentic gem amongst the small towns and villages in the Tuscan countryside. It's quite unique, due to its beautiful medieval architecture and the surprising preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses. For this and other reasons, the "Historic Centre of San Gimignano" has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The well-preserved buildings include notable examples of both Romanesque and Gothic architecture, with outstanding examples of secular buildings as well as churches. During this guided tour you'll see the most beautiful and important sites oft the village, such as Palazzo Comunale, the Collegiate Church and Church of Sant' Agostino. You'll walk through the typical small streets of the village and see the pictoresque Piazza della Cisterna, Palazzo Pubblico and Torre Grossa. Guests are advised to bring their cameras along!
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 T...
Alessandro was top rate in every way. He was knowledgeable, flexible, friendly and a pleasure to spend a day with. He was in contact before our trip and kept the line of communication open. He is a native of Florence and his lifetime of exposure to the area was evident at every turn. In addition to knowing a lot, he showed a genuine enthusiasm for his work and for his native territory. You could not choose a better person to guide you around this beautiful part of the world.
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Amazing experience! The transportation was fantastic; the bus was spotless and comfortable. Our tour guide, Alex, was very knowledgeable and professional. Overall the tour was a 10+! The trip's highlight was the second tour lady at the first stop- Analissa (sorry if I misspelled your name). She was fantastic, funny and very knowledgeable! I wish we had more time with her! I suggest staying with the tour the whole time, especially at the first stop, so you can better experience the church. Great locations to visit and explore.
Olivia was an amazing tour guide and really interacted with the group to make you feel very welcomed. Siena was beautiful and the walking tour was very informative and really made me feel like I knew the city better. The lunch at the farm had an unforgettable view!
A super busy day with views and very enjoyable walks. You have time to take souvenir photos and explore each city as you wish. I recommend taking the meal included as it was a great experience and well worth it.
Really good day. Thank you Angela. We had the chance to discover Pise, Siena, San Gimignano in one day. Amazing lunch with view on the Chianti. Angela does everything for customers!
Very well organized. Professional guides. Beautiful places and worth the visit