A lovely, romantic day trip from Florence to Siena, get the most out of Tuscany and visit San Gimignano, and have an unforgettable experience in the Chianti region!
The area of Siena and San Gimignano, and the entire Chianti region have maintained an age-old feel that calls to mind the glories of the past. These cities have become must-see locations for discerning visitors eager to explore their unspoilt beauty.
The day trip will start with Monteriggioni, with its perfectly-preserved medieval castle, also world-renowned for its countryside of unrivaled 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 many attractions. You will be enchanted by its magnificent cathedral built in a Romanesque/Gothic style and by its Palazzo Comunale (town hall).
This town hall is situated in the picturesque Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio takes place every year. Time for lunch with a buffet of local foods with a three-course menu. Our pastry chef will show you how to make traditional Sienese sweets and you will enjoy a taste of Panforte, Cantuccini, and Ricciarelli. Free time for shopping. We will then reach San Gimignano. Declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site, known as the “city of the beautiful towers” (or “the Manhattan of the past”): here you can still admire 14 towers, a symbol of the power and wealth of its people during the Middle Ages.
Our tour of the Chianti Classico “terroir” will give you the chance to enjoy beautiful landscapes from hills, streets, and piazzas, virtually unchanged 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 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.