A lovely, romantic day trip from Florence to Siena, get the most of Tuscany and visit San Gimignano, live and unforgettable experience in the Chianti region!
The area of Siena and San Gimignano, as the entire Chianti territory, has maintained an ancestral atmosphere that calls to mind the splendors of the past. Nowadays these cities are must-see locations for the discerning visitor who wishes to discover their unspoilt beauty.
The day trip will start with Monteriggioni, a perfect preserved medieval castle, also worldwide known for its countryside of unrivalled charm, where woods alternate with vineyards and olive groves, in a landscape dotted with churches, farmhouses and villas. Next on our itinerary is Siena and its attractions. You will be enchanted by the splendid Cathedral built in a Romanesque/Gothic style and by the Palazzo Comunale (town hall).
This palace is situated in the picturesque Piazza del Campo, in which the famous Palio takes place every year. Time for lunch with local product buffet with 3 courses menu. Our pastry chef will show you how to make typical senese sweets and you will get a taste of Panforte, Cantuccini and Ricciarelli. Free time for shopping. We will then reach San Gimignano. Declared by UNESCO to be a world heritage site, is also called the “city of the beautiful towers” (or “Manhattan of the past”): here you can still admire 14 towers, a symbol of the power and wealth of its inhabitants during the Middle Ages.
Our tour of the Chianti Classico “terroir” will give you the opportunity to enjoy beautiful landscapes from knolls, streets and piazzas which have remained virtually the same over the centuries.
This full day trip will end with a stop in a renowned vineyard, reviewed in the most important wine journals, with a snack consisting of salami, cheese, and different kinds of bruschetta as well as a selection of fine wines.
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By reservation only
PRICE INCLUDES: transfer in comfortable coach with loudspeaker system and air condition, full day multilingual travel assistant, guided tour of Siena (the tour can be conducted in two languages), 3 courses lunch, tasting of typical senese sweets, of wine at a renowned wine-producer in Chianti with a small snack with salamis, cheese and different kinds of bruschetta. Free time in San Gimignano and Monteriggioni.
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: what is not explicitly specified in the price includes.
MEETING POINT: Santa Maria Novella train station, in front of Reale Bar, outside the train station in piazza Stazione 50 or pick up in hotel when possible (no drop off). Participants are requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese, from 2 participants onwards.
NOTE: The order of the destinations can be changed for technical reasons.