Explore the medieval hill town of San Gimignano, dubbed the “Manhattan of Tuscany,” and stroll down ancient streets where Romanesque churches emerge from nowhere! Go to a typical wine cellar and sample local food and wines.
What to Expect
Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of San Gimignano, a cozy Tuscan village that dates back to Etruscan times. Perched on top of a hill, with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the town’s medieval architecture has been spectacularly preserved throughout the centuries.
Make your way through tiny, unique streets, and examine the historic towers that earned it the nickname “Manhattan of Tuscany.” As you stroll down narrow, winding lanes, Romanesque churches will emerge from nowhere.
Situated at the junction of Via Francigena and ancient trade routes, San Gimignano dealt a flourishing trade in saffron and wine, and a wine tasting will be in order at a charming cellar to end your tour.
You will get to taste 2 local wines, including Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Chianti Colli Senesi. They will be accompanied by traditional Tuscan snacks, such as salami or finocchiona, Tuscan ham, Pienza Pecorino cheese, and bruschetta with extra-virgin olive oil.
- 3-hour guide service
- Wine and food tasting