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San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

Activity provider: Tuscan Escapes by Papilio
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Learn the history of the conflicts and triumphs of San Gimignano, the Town of Fine Towers. See the ancient art of sculpting alabaster in Volterra.

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Duration 8 hours
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Limited to 8 participants


  • Drive through the stunning landscapes of Tuscany
  • See an alabaster sculptor at work and learn about the art
  • Enjoy a traditional home-cooked meal at an organic farm
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Start your day tour with a scenic drive from Siena to San Gimignano. Stop in Monteriggioni to see the well-preserved fortress built in the 13th century. Explore San Gimignano, admiring its many medieval towers. Recently listed by UNESCO, the town also boasts numerous artisanal boutiques. Head to a small family-run farm to enjoy lunch made with the farm’s seasonal products. Taste dishes prepared with saffron, and accompanied by Vernaccia wine. Continue to Volterra, stopping at a small alabaster workshop to see the ancient art of sculpting. In Volterra, admire the harmonious blend of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance styles as you walk along the streets of the historic center.
  • Home-cooked meal at an organic farm
  • Alabaster workshop visit
  • English-speaking expert guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup
  • Tips/gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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San Domenico Basilica in Siena

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  • There will be no more than 8 participants per group
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5 /5

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Fantastic Tour of Tuscany

We had an amazing time travelling to the lovely cities/towns of Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and Volterra while admiring the beautiful country side of Tuscany. Leah, our guide, was extremely friendly and possessed a wealth of knowledge of the history and details of the area. The lunch at the local farm was a delight as the homemade food was delicious and the host very friendly. A charming and magical day - highly recommended!

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April 11, 2016

It was a great day thanks to our very dedicated driver William. He is very competent and was able to tell an incredible amount about the individual stations. The lunch at the organic farm was also excellent. 100 out of 100 possible points! Definitely recommended!

June 15, 2022

Fantastic tour through one of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany. Our guide Georgia, gave us a lot of explanations about the history of the area, the wines, the food, wonderful.

April 19, 2022

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